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Squash

Observed: 3rd November 2011 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Squash1
Description:

Creeping around the metal frame of the front shutters.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sloe Bug (Dolycoris baccarum) interacts

Comments

BDeed's picture

Forest shield bug (Pentatoma rufipes)

The reason i don't think it is this is mainly due the the much larger and differently segmented antennae, the forest bug also has wide 'shoulders' that appear to jut out.

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Sloe V Forest + Sedate

There is no doubt it is a Sloe SB as Ben says the main differentiating character is the Banded Antennae . The Connexivum is similar or "chequered "on all species which are superficially similar Troiluris luridus (Sedate SB) is also similar but only has a light band toward the end of the antennae

HTH

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