Archive for September, 2014

And another…

Posted in garden, insects, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , on 17 September 2014 by bramblejungle

Tortoise shieldbug (Eurygaster sp.)


A Tortoise Shieldbug, posing for a photo on a bag of garden waste, bringing to 9 the number of shieldbugs so far: here are the other 8.

Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus interstinctus)Bordered shieldbug (Legnotus limbosus)Pied Shieldbug (Tritomegas bicolor)Woundwort shieldbug (Eysarcoris venustissimus)Palomena prasina (Common Green Shieldbug)Forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes)Parent bug (Elasmucha grisea)Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)


There must be others – I just haven’t found them yet.

Bugs again!

Posted in garden, insects, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , on 6 September 2014 by bramblejungle

Corizus hyoscami – a Rhopalid bug. Once confined to the south coast, now common almost everywhere
Corizus hyoscyami


Birch shieldbugs, on a silver birch tree

Birch shieldbugs (Elasmostethus interstinctus)


A Parent bug on the same tree

Parent bug (Elasmucha grisea)


A Hawthorn shieldbug on a nearby whitebeam

Hawthorn shieldbug


and a Forest bug

Forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes)

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