oceanlis2000's picture

Unknown species of shield bug

Observed: 17th June 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 4569 (3)
Description:

This seems to be different to the other 2

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sloe Shield-bug (Dolycoris baccarum) interacts

Comments

oceanlis2000's picture

Unknown species of shield bug

Thanks for the ID

Is there any way of knowing if it is a male or female

Thanks

Martin Harvey's picture

sexing bugs

As far as I know you'd need to see the underside of the tip of the abdomen to work out if it is male or female - males usually have a genital capsule that extends to one side of the abdomen so that it appears assymetrical, while the females have a symmetricla abdomen, sometimes with a central ovipositor visible.

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