Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea)

Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea)

Observation - Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea) - UK and Ireland. Description: Small bug appears to be a 5th instar Parent Bug, which I though at first was a young Birch Shield bug but this has a bit of a pinstripe jacket on the top half. In the 2nd image it is crawling around the inner hole of a standard size terracotta pot, which

Small bug appears to be a 5th instar Parent Bug, which I though at first was a young Birch Shield bug but this has a bit of a pinstripe jacket on the top half. In the 2nd image it is crawling around the inner hole of a standard size terracotta pot, which means it is about 3-4 mm wide at the 'hips'.