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Observed: 6th August 2011 By: Doug Coates
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Forest sheild bug. Large, brown, broad bug with distinctive yellow spot in middle and low down on the back eating a cinnabar caterpillar also quite distinctive with its black and orange stripes.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Spiked Shieldbug (Picromerus bidens) interacts


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Obviously not affected -

by the alkaloids from ragwort that the caterpillar accumulates.