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Shield bug?

Observed: 14th October 2012 By: Lynda Townley
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Tan brown coloured sheild bug with dark brown marking on rear of thorax. Dark tips to antennae. Approximately 1.3cm body length not including antennae

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) interacts


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They can be found on Docks (

They can be found on Docks ( Rumex sp) as well as nettles, also frequent Brambles, feeding on ripe fruits. Early instars resemble Rumex fruits.


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Thank you Chris and Brock -

Thank you Chris and Brock - colouring is clear from associated photos. Cheers