An identification would be nice, but really I would like to know what has made this happen. The shieldbug is dead, but tightly attached by its back to the tree trunk. Any ideas why?
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I wonder if this is a the work of a Tachnid Parasite (Parasitic Flies using the insects GI - Guts ) there appears to be disruption to the external area , Re GI tract
If it is the GSB then the family will of course be Pentatomidae
It looks like a ** Birch or hawthorn or Green but difficult without clear Dorsal Views
An interesting Observation and one poorly documented
Not withstanding that SB have been known to fall prey top Spiders
I am sure Mat Smith would comment ,
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You could be right; certainly something seems to have broken out from the rear of the shieldbug. Why on its back, though, and how was it attached? It felt as if it was tightly glued to the tree.
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Its an interesting observation Ian , there does nt seem to be any resin around , it still could be the work of a spider which has picked up this dsorientated bug as scavenge and thence a subsequent emergence Well worth keeping an eye out for these obs
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