thanks Keith and Harry
As above ID - but i`ve yet to find a Troilus luridous annoyingly !!
It looks like a late instar nymph of the forest bug Pentatoma rufipies
Yes your ID correct. There is a second tortoise bug Eurygaster maura on chalk downland which is very similar and you need to check if there is a slight depression at the front of the head between the two frontal lobes to be sure it is testudinaria
Found these instars on Alder (I think!)!
Have noticed that quite a few species have red instars so not sure! Anyone have an idea please?
Thank you! |=)|