Rockwolf

Rockwolf

Posted on 05/30/2014


Photo taken on May 23, 2014


See also...

British Bugs (Hemiptera). British Bugs (Hemiptera).



Keywords

Walking on air!
WOOHOO!!!!
Turtle shieldbug
Podops inuncta
Towan Beach
Roseland
Rockwolf
Shield bug
2014
Heteroptera
Cornwall
Hemiptera
Insect
punaise


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No 1!!
That is, the find of the week for me! There were plenty of superb sightings but this one had me 'walking on air' as my friends put it! Lol!

Initially, I'd spotted a lovely big centipede. It disappeared into a hole. I removed the clump of shaly mud, and several sandhoppers leapt about. Then I spotted this tiny brown insect scuttle out! I snapped it, got closer, took more shots, then picked it up. It was then that I saw the protrusions on the 'shoulders' and knew it was the Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta!! One I've been after for a long long time!! :-)
Now to find one in Shropshire!!

Towan Beach - Roseland - Cornwall

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Rockwolf
Rockwolf
No 1!!
3 years ago.
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Wow well done Maria.....I can feel your excitement from here!!!
3 years ago.
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
Oh wow, I had no idea a turtle one existed. Well done indeed!!
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Thank you! I'm so thrilled!
3 years ago.