Friday, August 3, 2012

Red-legged Shieldbug


This red-legged shieldbug Pentatoma rufipes was sunning itself on a leaf in a field full of ripening wheat in Durham this morning. Wonderfully armoured insects, aren't they?





7 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian, Nice to see more insects about now the weather has improved, isn't it?

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  2. Great shots Roy.
    There's a lot of various Shield Bugs.

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  3. Its shield has a colourful edging!

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  4. Yes, the edging pattern is beautiful. I was delighted to see my first Gorse Shieldbug nymph at Dunwich this w/e ... here.

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  5. Hi lotusleaf, it certainly has!

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  6. They are beginning to become evident around here too Caroline - time to reach for the excellent FSC guide!

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