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Shield Bug laying eggs

Observed: 5th May 2011 By: WarwickWarwick’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Observed shield bug laying eggs on a Silver Birch leaf, interested to know what type?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea) interacts


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Parent Bug

Named after the Females habit of sitting on her eggs and young nymphs and protecting them from parasites. You have captured this perfectly, great pic!

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Paarent Bug

I would just like to comment 'what a great capture' too! Very lucky!