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Metallic Green Shield Bug

Observed: 7th April 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Taking a break from stalking Bee-flies, I spotted this chap on some of our garden foliage. I think this beautifully marked creature sports various English names, including Cabbage Bug and Brassica Bug. Wikipedia also seems to have Rape Bug and Crucifer Shield Bug. Just how many names does one bug need?
Very pretty, though, whatever it's called.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cabbage Bug/Brassica Bug (Eurydema oleracea) interacts