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Monday, 1 September 2014

Sloe Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum

Sloe Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum


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Sloe Shieldbug 10439

Nymph Stage V Final instar

Sloe Shieldbug 2647

Adult: All year

Length 11-12 mm


Key ID Features include the black and white banded antennae with a distinctive Purple Green Ground Colour and prominement Black and White Connexivum . The bug is covered in long hair which is particularly evident in the Nymph Stage Overwintering as an  adult, the bug emerges in the spring. The winter form darkens to a browner colour there are two specimens shown above

Larvae, have a wide variety of food  plants, particularly those in the Roasaceae. New generation is completed  August onwards.

National Distribution Please Allow Time to Load .

VC 63 Distribution  Please Allow Time to Load

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