Revealing an identity

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

After what proved to be a fruitless search on my part in a previous post (Can you ID this one? – 25th September), I was very pleased to be given a lead by a fellow poster on the FM macro forums.

Tree hopper

Now identified as a Small acacia stink bug (Eufroggattia tuberculata)

Harold was able to point me in the direction or a shield bug, which thankfully was 100% correct. From there it took only a few minutes to track this species down to Eufroggattia tuberculata. 

Of course the head shape should have been a good indicator, but given the tiny size and high level of texturing (in contrast to other species of shield bugs I see), i was completely clueless. Funny how you can’t see the trees sometimes… 🙂

After a bit more looking, I haven’t been able to find much info on this little fella. While he may have given up his ID, he at least retains some of his mystery!

Anyway, another big thanks to Harold for the lead. Cheers!

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