Orange Black Stink Bug


Zebra Shield Bug - Bathrus variegatus

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Zebra Shield Bugs of  genera Bathrus that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm
There is only one Australian species in Genera Bathrus. The bug look similar to Poecilometis, but can be distinguished by the wing vein.
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This bug is dark brown patterns on and white or pale brown in colour. There are the metallic green patches on body. 
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We only found this bug in Yugarapul Park and not in other places. We fly them a few times there. The above two photos were taken in October 2005.


We found them, include young instars, late instars and adults in the same area in mid summer. The place was next to the Bulimba Creek in Yugarapul Park. However, the bugs were found on different plants species. 
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2nd or 3rd instars, 10mm 
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5th instars, 15mm                                                
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5th instars 

1. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Bathrus variegatus - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
3. Bathrus Dallas, 1851 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002 


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