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Dock Bug 'variation'

Observed: 16th September 2013 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) On bramble leaf  Brockley cemetery,Lewisham  September 2013
Description:

I took this to be an ordinary Dock Bug, then I noticed the absence of the usual dark 'lozenge' at the rear of the abdomen, which appears to have a 'face' on it!

Identifications
Species interactions

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Species with which Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) interacts

Comments

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It looks like a final instar nymph, a sub adult.

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Many thanks, Chris. I wonder if the strange 'face' on the nymph has been commented on before. (Bound to have been, I imagine.)
Rod

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