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Woundwort Shieldbugs

   


Scientific name:  Eysarcoris fabricii

Size:  Approximately 5mm

Distribution:  Found in most parts of the UK.

Months seen:  April to October

Food:  Plant sap

Habitat: On Hedge Woundwort, Stinging Nettles and White Dead Nettles

Special features:  Woundwort Shieldbugs, are quite small, but can sometimes be spotted glistening on nettles and woundwort plants on sunny days.  Their bodies are a greyish-white colour.  They have patches of metallic bronze on the head, the front of the pronotum, and on the front of the scutellum.






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