Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 07/25/2015


Photo taken on June 27, 2015


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Bug Nymph (Campyloneura virgula)

Bug Nymph (Campyloneura virgula)
I noticed movement on top of our garden waste wheely bin. Most of it was down to red spider mites, but there was also this strange-looking critter. At first I thought it was a newly-hatched cricket nymph but then I noticed the piercing mouthparts and realised that it must be a bug nymph - possibly an aphid. If anyone recognises its rather striking colouration please let me know. It was around 2mm long.

It's a Campyloneura virgula nymph. Many thanks to Rockwolf for the ID.

Tractacus, John Linton, Thérèse, Stormlizard have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful macro, very nice photo

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2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Many thanks Bram.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Could be a Shield bug in first stage, not the Green one though, but could be the Hawthorn Shield bug.
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stormlizard
Thanks John. Found that one on the internet (http://garden65.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/sheila-shield-bug-survives.html) and it's not quite the same - rounder shape, shorter legs, the red is in the middle not down the edge and it lacks the striped antennae.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Roy Lowry
OK Roy it was only a guess as the Birch Shield bug nymph is a bit like it, those I have hundreds of, yesterday I found one in an earlier stage and was very different to earlier finds.
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stormlizard
And a reasonable guess - the earlier the development stage the more similar these critters are!
2 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Nicely captured color and detail
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Armpro
Thanks again.
2 years ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
belle macro
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Gerard Perin
Merci beaucoup Gerard.
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Great macro - what gorgeous antennae!!
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Judith Jannetta
Many thanks Judith. I totally agree, but do you know what it is!
2 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Not a shieldbug, but a nymph of the Miridae (plant bug) Campyloneura virgula www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Miridae/campyloneura_virgula.html
Superb shot!
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Rockwolf
Many, many thanks. I was really wondering what it was.
2 years ago.