Dark brown shield bug,disturbed from hollow stem of pampas grass.about 8-10mm long.
No interactions present.
There are quite a few bugs that look rather like this one! A species of Lygus is my suggestion, but would be good to have opinions from others as well.
Juvenile shieldbugs have wings that are not fully developed, and although it is sometimes hard to see exactly where the wings start and finish on bugs this one does have fully developed wings.
Robert: your observation at:
looks good for Deraocoris to me, would you like to add an identification for it, since Jason didn't?
Entomologist and biological recorder
Martin - I think you are right about Lygus. In addition to the antennae, Foxy's bug also has a very pale scutellum.
15297 has been amended.
This is Liocoris tripustulatus - rather variable but always dark in winter with a pale scutellum and largely pale cuneus - the striped legs are also a good feature.
National Recorder for Terrestrial Heteroptera (shieldbugs & allies)
Thanks for the correction Dr Bug, for some reason I didn't consider Liocoris as possibility, but obviously I should have done!
Lat/Lng: 52.5, -7.8
OS grid ref: SF0815