Unknown Stink Bug from South Africa

No idea what kind of Bug this is
Location: South Africa – Limpopo province – Vaalwater region
January 3, 2011 3:11 pm
I took this photo in South Africa. I found it a very curious insect. But I have no idea what it is. I looked in the insect book ive got (field guide to insects of south africa by Picker-Weaving-Griffiths) and searched around the internet and i think it is somekind of Shieldbug, but do not know what kind. I hope you can help
Signature: Martijn

Stink Bug

Dear Martijn,
Shield Bugs in the family Scutelleridae and Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae are closely related and share many similarities. We believe this is a Stink Bug, we we were unable to find a species name for you in a quick attempt.  Perhaps one of our readers will have more luck.

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