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Forest Shieldbug - nymph - Science Oxford Bioblitz

Observed: 24th June 2012 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Pentatoma rufipes - nymph - South Park
Pentatoma rufipes - nymph - South Park-001

we found several nymphs of this shieldbug, most of them the usual dark green, but the paler one shown in the second photo must have just shed a skin, and only gained its 'proper' dark colours over the next hour or so

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Forest Bug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts