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Unknown shield bug instar

Observed: 28th May 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 2686 (2)
Description:

Not sure if a species can be given but interesting anyway

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Forest Bug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts

Comments

Rob Coleman's picture

There's a good illustrated

There's a good illustrated guide to the different instars here: http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages.html

Rob Coleman

oceanlis2000's picture

Unknown shield bug instar

Thanks for your comments and the useful ID guide, wow that's useful

Rob Coleman's picture

I'd made an error with this

I'd made an error with this and agree with dshubble's revision - well done to him for spotting this - I've not seen a green P. rufipes before. Looking again I think the flaring of the thorax give this away.

Rob Coleman

Tristan Bantock's picture

P. rufipes, probable 4th instar

In addition to morphological features, date (late May) is much more likely for P. rufipes which overwinters as an early instar nymph.

National Recorder for Terrestrial Heteroptera (shieldbugs & allies)

www.britishbugs.org.uk