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UK Shield Bug ID (1 Viewer)


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I believe the attached photo is a Shield Bug which I recently photographed in the Garden. However my ID guide on Insects doesn't cover Shield Bugs particularly well so I would appreciate the correct ID for this one.

Many Thanks


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Technically not a shieldbug , but an allied group- the coreids. Often referred to as the Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus. Many (most general guides) just give the scientific name. Pretty common.

Andy Adcock

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What is the OP then Aeshna, sub-ad?

Here's one I found on my patch in Russia.


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