Schellenberg's Soldier Bug

Oechalia schellenbergii (Guérin, 1831)

This common species has been seen locally amongst native scrub land in fairly sheltered areas

How to identify Oechalia schellenbergii?

The adults body is a cream to tan colour with mottled dark markings and features pointed ‘shoulders’ and the antennae are dark brown and the legs are pale brown. Nymphs vary mainly dark depending on the stage of the nymph the pictures should give some idea

What habitats does Oechalia schellenbergii live in?

It can be found in gardens as well as in native environments where it is a predator that feeds on insects such as caterpillars and beetle larvae.

What is the distribution of Oechalia schellenbergii?

Across Australia including around Tasmania and can also be found in New Zealand

How big does Oechalia schellenbergii grow?

The adults can grow to around 12mm long

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