I photographed this shield bug then on the PC noted that there was a tiny tick-like object just behind the right eye. Could this be a tick?
No interactions present.
The 'tick' is, I think, the egg of a parasitoid tachinid fly. There was another post of a similar thing very recently.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
I agree with Murdo. Here's the observation I posted on the subject recently.
Lat/Lng: 52.1, -1.6
OS grid ref: SP3155