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Bug on Elder leaf

Observed: 30th August 2012 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Final instar nymph
Image a good match with an illustration (p. 23) in the book by Martin Evans and Roger Edmonson: Shieldbugs and Squashbugs of the British Isles.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) interacts

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Shieldbug

Second possibility: final instar nymph of the Birch Shieldbug , Elasmostethus interstinctus.
Two final instar nymphs of the Birch Shieldbug are shown in British Bugs Gallery; the markings on the abdomen are more prominent than here. Also, the bug was not near our birch trees.