Saturday, 17 May 2014

Hairy shieldbug

This side shot of a Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum, in the wildlife garden, shows well where its name comes from. Its hairiness does not show in a more usual top shot (below).

4 comments:

Ray said...

Even the instars are hairy! A lovely bug.

Africa Gómez said...

Thank you Ray, I don't know what is it about shieldbugs, one of my favourite insects

amanda peters said...

Hoping to see as many shield bugs as I can this year, not seen this one, your photo is very good you can see the hairs on it realy well.
Amanda x

Africa Gómez said...

Thank you Amanda! I think the reason is that the light was so hard in the midday sun that I used a flash, so the hairs came out really well. Good luck with your shield bug hunting!