Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Late August shieldbug gallery

While spending some time in the garden pruning trees, deadheading and generally pottering around I have come across several species of shieldbug. The top shot shows a Corizus hyoscyami, a species which is expanding north in range in the UK. I found it on the seed heads of a purple toadflax and I briefly moved it indoors for a white background photographic session.

This large and colourful bug is a Hawthorn shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale, which was feeding on a meadow crane's bill.
I'm not sure how I spotted this cryptic Sloe or Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum on a buddleia seedhead.
This forest shieldbug, Pentatoma rufipes, was crossing the path. 
Finally, a late instar nymph of a Green shieldbug, Palomena prasina, under a budleia leaf.

Click here for a great resource for the identification of British bugs (Hemiptera).

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