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Spiked Shieldbugs



Scientific name:  Picromerus bidens

Size:  Approximately 12mm

Distribution:  Found in many parts of the UK.

Months seen:  April to October

Food:  Small insects and their larvae

Habitat: Hedgerows, grassland, parks and gardens.

Special features:  Spiked Shieldbugs have a flattened, brown coloured body.  The legs, antennae, and tip of the scutellum are orange.

Spiked shieldbugs get their name from the sharp points on the shoulders of the pronotum.  They also have a tiny 'spur' on each of the front legs.





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