Adrian Jones

Adrian Jones

Posted on 03/12/2015


Photo taken on March  7, 2015


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macro
Hairy Shieldbug
baccarum
Adrian Jones
Dolycoris
Shropshire
Dolycoris baccarum
Shrewsbury
hemiptera
Shrewsbury Shropshire


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Dolycoris baccarum (Hairy Shieldbug)

Dolycoris baccarum (Hairy Shieldbug)
A hairy Shieldbug coloured green on its dorsal surfaces and legs by a covering of Pleurococcus or similar simple green algae. I have seen quite a few like this along with many specimens of green Shield bugs that have a similar coating on the dorsal surfaces and legs. I assume that the algae has grown whilst they were hibernating and has yet to be cleaned off by the bugs as they fully awaken.

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J-d Welch
J-d Welch
Luvly macro!! 8 )
3 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Interesting discolouring!
3 years ago.
homaris
homaris
Superb macro!
3 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
It's nice to see some insects again after the winter...lovely and interesting macro.
3 years ago.