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Green Sheildbug

Observed: 2nd March 2012 By: CXW89CXW89’s reputation in InvertebratesCXW89’s reputation in InvertebratesCXW89’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Rusty brown colour but with hint of green on wing cases

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina) interacts

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Winter colour

In the autumn the adult shieldbugs compensate for the dying back of lush foliage, by changing their green appearance to deep brown allowing them to merge with fallen leaves and dead wood and they will over-winter in this state. But when spring arrives and new plant growth appears, they revert to their summer green colouring.

Rose