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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus

Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus 

Birch SB 3 0744

Birch SB 30764

This is the Birch SB - It has a white discoid parasitic fly egg attached whixh is likely the Tachnid Phasia hemiptera a known parasite of shieldbugs. Shoulders are rounded and less angular than the closely related Hawthorn SB

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