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Shield Bug (?) for ID

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Old Wednesday 15th May 2019, 16:22   #1
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Shield Bug (?) for ID

I photographed this strange-looking creature today, on leaves of a sycamore-type tree about 25 feet above ground level. My best guess is some kind of shield bug, but I could be wrong.

Could someone identify the species, or at least narrow it down?

Thanks a lot
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It's a Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus; one of the coreid bugs related to the true shieldbugs.
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It's a Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus; one of the coreid bugs related to the true shieldbugs.
Excellent, thanks very much for this helpful (and quick!) response.
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