Shieldbug on Hawthorn

Shieldbug on Hawthorn

Observation - Shieldbug on Hawthorn. Description: In some of these images I have managed to pick up the rostrum (beak). As far as I could see, the bug was not using the rostrum to pierce leaves but was very mobile over the leaves. Could it have been a female seeking to lay eggs?

In some of these images I have managed to pick up the rostrum (beak). As far as I could see, the bug was not using the rostrum to pierce leaves but was very mobile over the leaves. Could it have been a female seeking to lay eggs?