cromagnon's picture

Unknown beetle? (Pied shieldbug Tritomegas bicolor)

Observed: 1st June 2013 By: cromagnon

5mm long, on mid vein of nettle leaf, 1m from path in city park. 3.30pm on sunny, breezy day. Overhanging elder and ?hawthorn; 30m from Thames bank.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


kieranc23's picture

More information

Judging by the pattern, I would say this is a fourth instar nymph. Nettle is a recorded food plant for this species.

cromagnon's picture

Looks right!

Brilliant - thanks!