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Forest bug

Observed: 28th July 2009 By: purplerabbitspurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebratespurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

On ivy by Dean Bridge

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes) interacts

Comments

Iris003's picture

Forest bug

My book says square shoulders and almost rectangular first segment of the thorax and has a nice picture of your bug - so spot on!

Iris

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Forest bug

This is a forest bug, the other, similar species is the Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea), but the plain appearance and the pale spot on the tip of the scutellum all point to forest bug. Refer this observation -

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2779

Good to have taken both the upper and lower sides of the insect. Often this can help with identification.

Graham Banwell

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