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Shieldbug Nymphs

Observed: 1st June 2012 By: beachcombercoconut
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Shieldbug Nymphs
Shieldbug Nymphs
Description:

Deep red and black insects found on cleavers plant. There was about 15 of them. I have absolutely no idea what they are, I just guessed that they are some kind of aphid.

Identifications
  • Red Aphid
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    Shieldbug Nymphs (Pentatomidae/Cydnidae)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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  • Shieldbug Nymphs (Pentatomidae/Cydnidae)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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ID Comment

Hi Colin, I was thinking the same, what about an early instar of Picromerus bidens (Spiked Shieldbug) ?

www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/picromerus_bidens.html

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Sheildbug Nymphs

Hi Colin and Chris
Thanks very much for the identification, I will update the changes
Lucy

Lucy