Rob Coleman's picture

Sheildbug nymph

Observed: 30th May 2009 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
bug nymph
Description:

but which shieldbug will it become?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Forest Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Forest Shieldbug

I'm pretty sure this is a final instar nymph of the Forest Shieldbug, Pentatoma rufipes, which is illustrated well at:
http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/pentotoma_rufipes...

The shape and colour of the pronotum, plus the yellow spots around the edge of the abdomen, seem to be the most characteristic features.

Martin

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Entomologist and biological recorder

Tristan Bantock's picture

Forest Shieldbug

I would second the above, a final instar nymph of P. rufipes

National Recorder for Terrestrial Heteroptera (shieldbugs & allies)

www.britishbugs.org.uk