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Shieldbug for ID

Observed: 11th November 2012 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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shield
Description:

Thawing out on a fence post.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus interstinctus) interacts

Comments

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Shield

Thanks for the suggestions. It was small...about 8mm. There were several similar on fence posts at edge of a rushy field on degraded lowland heath reserve.

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Adult

This appears to be an adult, therefore the small size would seem to suggest Birch SB.