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Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea)

Observed: 20th September 2011 By: CDfoliaCDfolia’s reputation in Invertebrates
Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea) Sept 2011
Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea) Sept 2011 1

Small bug appears to be a 5th instar Parent Bug, which I though at first was a young Birch Shield bug but this has a bit of a pinstripe jacket on the top half. In the 2nd image it is crawling around the inner hole of a standard size terracotta pot, which means it is about 3-4 mm wide at the 'hips'.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Parent Bug instar (Elasmucha grisea) interacts