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_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Bugs 46 Sloebugs or Hairy Shieldbugs

 

 

 

A close up of a flower

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SLOEBUG or HAIRY SHIELDBUG Dolycoris baccarum

 

A insect on a flower

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SLOEBUG or HAIRY SHIELDBUG Dolycoris baccarum

 

A close up of a tree

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SLOEBUGS or HAIRY SHIELDBUGS Dolycoris baccarum

 

A picture containing animal, sitting, small, table

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SLOEBUG or HAIRY SHIELDBUG Dolycoris baccarum

 

A insect on the ground

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SLOEBUG or HAIRY SHIELDBUG Dolycoris baccarum SLOEBUGS or HAIRY SHIELDBUGS Dolycoris baccarum

 

A insect on the plant

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SLOEBUG or HAIRY SHIELDBUG Dolycoris baccarum

 

         There is no obvious association between the Sloebug Dolycoris baccarum and the fruit of the Blackthorn Prunus spinosa, a reference to which had been incorporated in the long-standing vernacular name of this insect so in recent times the alternative common name of Hairy Shieldbug has become more widely acceptable. This is a distinctively marked and rather common bug and one that will be frequently encountered during countryside walks.

 

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