Metallic Green Shield Bug
Scientific Name: Accarana metallica
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Species documented in 1888 by Distant.
As the name suggests, the Metallic Green Shield Bug has metallic green bands running across the body. Overall the bug has a brown appearance, with a densely punctated body. They range from 8 to 12mm in length, and 4 to 8mm in width.
Found in the tropical regions of Queensland.
Only three species have been described world wide (australica, convergens and metallica).
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