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Shieldbug on a leaf

Observed: 30th October 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I saw this Green Shieldbug which was vibrating slightly. The image sequence has captured movement of the front legs, less certainly of the antennae which may also have been involved.
See Comment.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina) interacts

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cont.

Perhaps the bug was trying to keep warm, but the afternoon didn’t strike me as particularly cold. Could the bug have been engaged in vibrational signalling?