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Hebridean Shieldbug

Observed: 3rd September 2011 By: David JardineDavid Jardine’s reputation in InvertebratesDavid Jardine’s reputation in InvertebratesDavid Jardine’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1020262 Picromerus bidens
Description:

A distinctive shieldbug found on a bench within a small area of scrub birch woodland on the island of Colonsay

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Spined Shieldbug (Picromerus bidens) interacts

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More evidence of the presence

More evidence of the presence in the N and W of this beast, which was thought very rare in Highland and Argyll until just a few years ago. It is still not common, but is widespread across N and W Scotland. We are not sure if this is an expansion in range, or the result of better recording.

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recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.