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Green Shield Bugs + unknown

Observed: 7th August 2007 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bug - unknown IMG 7695
Bug - Green Shield adult IMG 7889
Bug - Green Shield nymph IMG 7606cr
Description:

3 photos; Adult, nymph and unknown. Is the unknown another stage of the Green Shield bug, or another bug? All photos taken in my garden, adult Oct 07, nymph Aug 07 and unknown Sep 07.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina) interacts

Comments

yorkie's picture

Opps - the system has

Opps - the system has re-arranged the photos.

Top left = unknown
Top right = adult
Bottom left = nymph

Yorkie

Rob Coleman's picture

I think your unknown one is

I think your unknown one is also Green Shield Bug - final instar (you can see the wing buds), there's a chart showing the different stages here: http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages.html

Rob Coleman

dshubble's picture

Shield Bug stages

Yes, they're all Green Shield Bug - the final instar larva is all green, the earlier instar has the darker marks. For a hard-copy resource, I like Evans & Edmondson's photoguide to Shieldbugs & Squashbugs (ISBN 0954950607).