Wildlife Photography and Digital Video Images
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bugs 49 – Bronze Shieldbugs
BRONZE SHIELDBUG Troilus luridus
· The Bronze Shieldbug Troilus luridus illustrated above was a captive insect that had been collected by Roger Hawkins during the preparation stages of writing ‘Shieldbugs of Surrey’ and the photograph of this predatory insect (scanned from an old transparency) was set up on vegetation in the photographer’s garden. The orange markings on the antennae are a useful characteristic that aid with the identification of this insect. As is often the case, the nymphs (not illustrated) are far more colourful than their parents (hence ‘luridus’).
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