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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bugs 36 Shieldbugs

 

 

 

A picture containing animal, food, sitting, frog

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

A picture containing indoor, sitting, food, table

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

A insect on the ground

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

A insect on the ground

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

A insect on the ground

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

A insect on a white surface

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SHIELDBUG Acrosternum heegeri

 

         The yellow margins and partially reddish-brown antennae of the shieldbug Acrosternum heegeri are useful identification features for this species. This bug is absent from the UK and the photographs were taken at two sites on the South of France. It feeds on a variety of plants and the mouthparts may be seen clearly in the first two photographs. The remaining images are of one of these insects that had been attracted to a light.

 

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