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Shield bug

Observed: 6th May 2010 By: Melica
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Shield bug 6 May 2010 Calverton Road woods 063.JPG
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hairy Shieldbug (Dolycoris baccarum) interacts

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Fascinating! Thanks!

Fascinating! Thanks!

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Distribution of Dolycoris baccarum

I've just looked this up on the NBN Gateway http://data.nbn.org.uk/gridMap/gridMap.jsp?allDs=1&srchSpKey=NHMSYS00203... and this shows that there have been few records in the East Midlands. I wonder if this is a case of a species increasing its range or of not many people recording shield bugs?

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Then again

Then again http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/dolycoris_baccaru... says it is 'widespread and common' though less so in the North.

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NBN Maps

NBN maps for bugs are unfortunately not very meaningful as very few records are on the system, even for common species such as this one which is very widely distributed. Hopefully the next few years will see this situation improve.

National Recorder for Terrestrial Heteroptera (shieldbugs & allies)

www.britishbugs.org.uk

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Thanks! Super website by the

Thanks! Super website by the way, great photos.