✳️ iSPOTLIGHT Shield Bugs✳️

✳️ iSPOTLIGHT Shield Bugs✳️

✳️ iSPOTLIGHT Shield Bugs✳️ - UK and Ireland : iSpot's SHIELDBUGS MASTER INDEX (iSPOTLIGHT 19) Four families linked in one Indexed project

iSpot's SHIELDBUGS
MASTER INDEX (iSPOTLIGHT 19)

Four families linked in one Indexed project
The Browser for each
◘ Pentatomidae https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NBNSYS0000160651/pentatomidae
iSotlight 20 -
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◘ Acanthosomatidae - https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NBNSYS0000159286/acanthosomatidae
iSpotligh 21 -
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◘ Scutelleridae - https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NBNSYS0000160971/scutelleridae
iSpolight 22 -
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◘ Cydnidae - https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NBNSYS0000159807/cydnidae 
iSpotlight -23
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◘ Thyreocoridae - https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NHMSYS0020309892/thyreocoridae (a single Observation) 
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◘ Plataspidae - Absent from iSpot

Key features to Families
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Family: ◘ Pentatomidae
Key features: Tarsi 3-segmented
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Family: ◘ Acanthosomatidae
Key features: Tarsi 2-segmented
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Family: ◘ Scutelleridae
Key features: Scutellum extends to end of abdomen, tarsi 3-segmented
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Family: ◘ Cydnidae
Key features: Tibiae with strong spines, tarsi 3-segmented
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Family: ◘ Thyreocoridae
Key features: Scutellum covering most of abdomen, small & dark species
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Family: ◘ Plataspidae (NO iSpots)
Key features: Scutellum covering entire abdomen, small & dark species
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Anatomy

https://www.activenaturalist.org.uk/shieldbug/anatomy-of-a-shieldbug/

Project llustrations from

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/813090/
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/801082/
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/827919/
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Thumbnails of the 5 UK Families

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery/heteroptera/Pentatomoidea/pentatomoidea.html

2 - ✳️ iSPOTLIGHT 20 - Pentatomidae ✳️

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/820378/

2 - ✳️ iSPOTLIGHT 21 - Acanthosomatidae ✳️

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/821767/

3 - ✳️ iSPOTLIGHT 22 - Scutelleridae ✳️

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/819767/

4 - ✳️ iSPOTLIGHT 23 - Cydnidae ✳️

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/797070/
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iSpot's SHIELDBUGS
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✳️THE SHIELDBUG MASTER PROJECT✳️
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✳️iSPOTLIGHT - Pentatomidae (Shield Bug Family) is here

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/820378/
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✳️iSPOTLIGHT - Acanthosomatidae (Shield Bug Family) is here

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/821767/
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✳️iSPOTLIGHT - Scutelleridae (Shield Bug Family) here

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/819767/
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✳️iSPOTLIGHT - Cydnidae (Shield Bug Family) here

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/797070/

ALL FOUR in the SUPERFAMILY Pentatomoidea (Shield Bugs)
The Superfamily is not properly supported in iSpot but there are a number of observations within it.
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A single Thyreocoridae (Shield Bug Family)

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/789452/
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Family Plataspidae ... Does not occur in the UK Dictionary.
See https://www.gbif.org/species/9652 but perilously CLOSE, now the climate is warming!
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This is the MASTER for Series of iSpotlights
But is still in late Draft stage
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These are longer-term iFocus projects, available for as long as it takes to review, enhance and enjoy ALL the Observations

OTHER ✳️iSPOTLIGHTS✳️ are here

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/816089/
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There are well over 3000 Shieldbug Observations in maybe four Families in iSpot.
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Using List View you can see which have no Agreements or Comments - you might be able to help with those.
The Map view shows those in YOUR locality in can be enlarged so that very small zones can be investigated.
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Shield Bugs by Thumbnail

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery/heteroptera/Pentatomoidea/pentatomoidea.html

EarthLife Summary

https://www.earthlife.net/insects/shldbugs.html
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This is lovely -

https://sotonnhs.net/wp-content/uploads/Documents/Survey-Shieldbugs.pdf

Wiki gives a good summary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatomidae

Here's where one family is in the World

https://www.gbif.org/species/9650

Fossils from the North of Greenland to Antarctica
Check out the Gallery there and Zoom into a region, click EXPLORE to see WHO and WHEN observations were made
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Lead Photo from here

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adomerus_biguttatus1.jpg

Others from -
Aldcameron
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https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/global/view/observation/284344/
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Check this Malaysian one from iNaturalist

https://api.gbif.org/v1/image/unsafe/https%3A%2F%2Finaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fphotos%2F109266789%2Foriginal.jpeg%3F1609821114
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surely YOU will like this

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages.html
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Last Edits (5) 23 Sept

12 Sep 2021
dejayM