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__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bugs 39 Spiked Shieldbugs

 

 

 

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SPIKED SHIELDBUG Picromerus bidens (f, m)

 

A insect on the plant

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SPIKED SHIELDBUG Picromerus bidens (f, m)

 

A insect on the plant

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SPIKED SHIELDBUG Picromerus bidens (f, m)

 

A insect on the plant

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SPIKED SHIELDBUG Picromerus bidens (f, m)

 

         The Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens possesses distinctive sharp, thorn-like lateral projections from its pronotum making this species relatively straightforward to identify. A mating pair is illustrated.

 

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