Scientific name: Pentatoma rufipes
Size: Up to 15mm
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: June to October
Habitat: Woods and forests
Food: Tree sap, especially Oak and Alder
Special features: Forest bugs, also known as Red-legged Shieldbugs, can be distinguished from other shieldbugs by their square shoulders. They look like they're wearing American football player padding. Their bodies are a dark bronze-brown colour with orange legs and antennae. The antennae are about the same length as the body.
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