Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina)

I found this shield bug in the garden this afternoon - sat on a towel that was hanging out to dry. A search of various bug sites reveals it to be a Green Shield Bug, despite its appearance. In autumn the adults change their appearance to merge in with the vegetation; in spring they change back.

Here's what they usually look like:

And, whilst I'm at it, here's a nymph caught in the garden last summer:

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