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Yellow-dotted Gum Tree Shield Bug - Notius consputus

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow-dotted Gum Tree shield Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
This is a medium size stick bug. Its body is thick with many yellow dots on shiny chocolate-brown colour. The head is relatively short with juga not longer than anteclypeus. Scutellum apex is fairly narrow and round. . 
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Looking around a gum tree trunk always find some new bugs. This is another stink bug that we found wandering on a gum tree trunk. We first saw it in late summer 2003 in Wishart. 
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In early summer Oct 2007, we saw this bug again on the same tree trunk. This time we saw two bugs.
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The two bugs were both slowly walking up the tree, seems they will end up on the tree top or at least very high above. It was after 5:00pm and the sun was above to set. We guessed the bugs might hide on ground under plants materials, fallen barks etc., during the day. They climb up the tree on the evening and feed (and meet mates) near tree top during the night.  

1. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Notius Dallas, 1851 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002.
3. Notius consputus Stål, 1865 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
4. Notius consputus Stål, 1865 - Pentatomoidea Home page, David A. Rider, Professor of Entomology, North Dakota State University. 
5. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera – Part II - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1976, p335.

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