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Unusual bug on Garlic Mustard

Observed: 2nd May 2009 By: ChrisR
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Found this unusually marked bug on a Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) plant. Is it possible to get an ID for it?

Species interactions

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Species with which Eurydema oleracea (Crucufer shieldbug) interacts


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Looks like Eurydema oleracea

Looks like Eurydema oleracea Crucifer shieldbug, one that is spreading

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Thanks Mike - much

Thanks Mike - much appreciated - I've never seen that one and on first glance I was going to dismiss it as a Pied Shieldbug - until I saw the red dots. It was darn difficult to photograph too ... little blighter was camera shy! ;)