Picromeus bidens bug preying on Gold Spot moth - Dorset

Picromeus bidens bug preying on Gold Spot moth - Dorset

Observation - Picromeus bidens bug preying on Gold Spot moth - Dorset - UK and Ireland. Description: The shieldbug Picromerus bidens bug is more often seen preying on caterpillars, but this one attacked a Gold Spot moth several sizes bigger than it was. But once the bug had pierced the moth's head there was no escape.

The shieldbug Picromerus bidens bug is more often seen preying on caterpillars, but this one attacked a Gold Spot moth several sizes bigger than it was. But once the bug had pierced the moth's head there was no escape.