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Shield bug

Observed: 16th August 2009 By: Puddock
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Found at the edge of coniferous woodland - handsome devil isn't he?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts


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Also known as Forest Bug. I'd not heard of it being referred to as Red-legged Shieldbug but I guess the name rufipes refers to the legs. You learn something new every day!

Stuart Elsom

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Common name

Thanks for the comment Stuart. I picked up the common name in an identification leaflet from, I think, the FSC. Forest Bug would fit too, as he was at the edge of woodland.