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Forest bug / Red-legged shield bug

Observed: 16th June 2011 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Forest bug / Red-legged shield bug
Description:

I think this is a final stage nymph Forest bug, but can anyone who really knows their bugs confirm?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Forest bug / Red-legged shield bug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts

Comments

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Forest 5 Nymph

Yes definitley a Stage 5 Final Stage Forest Shieldbug - the developing wing books and stink glands visible one of 5 Nymph stages unable to fly till it reaches adult

HTH

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Forest bug ID

Many thanks for the confirmation and extra detail.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.