And another…

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.


2 Responses to “And another…”

  1. Beautiful creatures and I suspect they go back a fair few million years in evolutionary terms.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell

  2. […] September I found a ninth shieldbug species nearby. Here’s the 10th – a Juniper Shieldbug, which […]

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