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Palomena prasina

Observed: 17th August 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 9647 (2)
Description:

Probably 4th instar

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Green Shield Bug (alomena prasina)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
      Invertebrates expert
    • DioctriaDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

oceanlis2000's picture

alomena prasina

Thanks for all your comments on shield bugs- very interesting

I found these last week and was wondering if the black part on the thorax indicated a male or female?

dshubble's picture

Palomena nymphs

There are a couple of shieldbugs with nymphs looking like this, but the pale margins to the dark pronotum on one of them means I think you're right with P. prasina. Should be Palomena, not alomena though

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Other stages

Hi,
Have a look at the other observations at different stages.
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/199
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/4038
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/10510
Also this is quite a good identification sheet online.
http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages.html

Rose