Hawthorn Shieldbug, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Hawthorn Shieldbug, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Hawthorn Shieldbug, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: Hawthorn Shieldbug observed resting on bramble leaves with head down and antennae facing backwards (Photos 1,2). I think we disturbed with our clumsy close-up shots and individual became more alert. Note pronounced shoulders and entirely green scutellum.

Hawthorn Shieldbug observed resting on bramble leaves with head down and antennae facing backwards (Photos 1,2). I think we disturbed with our clumsy close-up shots and individual became more alert. Note pronounced shoulders and entirely green scutellum. Interesting to compare the colour changes between this observation and an adult observed at precisely same locale in May this year – added to Comments section.