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What kind of Shield Bug

Observed: 25th April 2013 By: GideonKnight
Tower42 024

Whilst at the top of Tower 42 with the Urban Birders study group, I found this Shield Bug in a puddle on the top of the building 600 feet up! It had obviously been carried up on Thermals. After I got it out the puddle it eventually flew off.
Any ideas?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Juniper Shieldbug (Elasmostethus tristriatus) interacts


kieranc23's picture

Hi Gideon

I think this is a Juniper Shield Bug - they eat juniper and cypress. I think you're right about the thermals, unless it took a ride on someone in your group!