Orange Black Stink Bug


Dry Nut Stink Bug - Spermatodes parvus

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Dry Nut Stink Bug that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
We found this bug once in Karawatha Forest during late summer. It was hiding on a dry stem tip among dry leaves and hard to be noticed.
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The bug is brown in colour. It has a very large scutellum which covered almost all its back. There are the recess areas on each side of its back.
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The bug did not move a bit even we came very close to take those pictures. 

1. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Spermatodes - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
3. Spermatodes Bergroth, 1914 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002  
4. Spermatodes grossi - McDonald, F.J.D. (1989). Spermatodes grossi sp. n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Australia. J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 28: 291-293 [292].

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