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Shield bug

Observed: 30th April 2012 By: keithphotos.evanskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrates
 shield bug

approx 12mm long , colour maroon ish, on a stinging nettle.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hairy Shieldbug (Dolycoris baccarum) interacts


grant burleigh's picture

Dolycoris baccarum

I agree that it is Dolycoris baccarum but my ID book calls it the Sloe Bug (which is hairy)

chrisbrooks's picture


I agree it's also known as the Sloe Bug but UK Bugs call it the Hairy Shieldbug.

keithphotos.evans's picture

re above

thanks chris and grant , regards Keith

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Sloe or Hairy SB

Its much nore evident on the Nymphs or Instars

Best Wishes