Rockwolf's photos with the Juniper shield bug

Cyphostethus tristriatus

Cyphostethus tristriatus
Was something of a novelty to find the 'Juniper shieldbug' actually on juniper!!! Only ever found it on Cypress species here!
Loulle - Jura - France

More pics in comments.
Added on June  5, 2015

Success!!

Success!!
Some of you will remember that in December 2014, I relocated several dozen Juniper shieldbugs when the trees they were residing in near the office were felled.
Well a few weeks ago, I went back to one of the locations where I'd released some, and was real…
Added on July 30, 2015

Juniper shieldbugs

Juniper shieldbugs
Another selection from eggs to adult!
Top left, eggs, then hatchlings / 1st instars, 2nd instar top right,
then 3rd instar centre left, 4th instars and 5th/final instar centre right,
then a teneral 5th/final instars bottom left, adults in cop and single…
Added on February 23, 2015

Still there....

Still there....
2 Juniper shieldbugs on the holly. Despite me saying the other day that I'd leave them be as they'd managed thus far, I changed my mind yesterday, what with the forecast for more severe gales and heavy rain. They've nowhere at all to shelter on the holly…
Added on January 15, 2015

A perfect match!

A perfect match!
for my fingerless gloves! Lol!
Some of the adults I found the other day wandering over the fence that was below the trees! :-)

Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on December  5, 2014

Shieldbugs (& allies!) galore!!

Shieldbugs (& allies!) galore!!
After seeing someone's recent upload of Gorse shieldbugs, I had the urge to find some too! So, I decided to go up Lyth Hill where they're quite abundant when conditions are right. Turned out the warm sunshine was just right for them as I saw dozens of the…
Added on November 24, 2014

Juniper shieldbugs

Juniper shieldbugs
Had a look on my local Lawson's cypress trees for them; found adults (one below) of course, but was quite surprised to find what I think is a 3rd instar nymph!
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on October 28, 2014

Juniper shieldbug moult

Juniper shieldbug moult
Just caught this shieldbug nymph moulting from 4th to final instar. Missed the beginning unfortunately... thought better to do a collage as easier to see the changes like that.
Starts top left to right, then middle left to right, then bottom left to right…
Added on August 14, 2014

Cyphostethus tristriatus (Juniper SB)

Cyphostethus tristriatus (Juniper SB)
Moult from 1st to 2nd instar (with a few slightly tenerals).
Upton Magna - Shrosphire
Added on August  4, 2014

Egg laying

Egg laying
was fascinated to see that with every batch of eggs I've found (5 so far now), there is an adult shieldbug (female?) quite close by; so whilst they don't show the same parental care as the Parent bug, it seems that they do keep an eye on things? Have also…
Added on July 15, 2014

Juniper shieldbug hatchlings!

Juniper shieldbug hatchlings!
Went back to find the eggs (Juniper shieldbug eggs) and they were just hatching! :-)
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on July 14, 2014

Juniper shieldbug eggs

Juniper shieldbug eggs
Have spend quite some time searching over the last couple of years to find the eggs about this time of year, today, finally, I found 2 batches!! Shall keep watch on them too! :-)
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on July 11, 2014

Juniper shieldbug

Juniper shieldbug
It was nice to catch up with these again yesterday! They're in a few Lawson's cypress trees near where I work, but I don't always manage to find them!
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on June 19, 2014

Juniper shieldbug

Juniper shieldbug
It was nice to catch up with these again yesterday! They're in a few Lawson's cypress trees near where I work, but I don't always manage to find them!
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on June 19, 2014

Sunbathing!

Sunbathing!
Well, just about! Was a long way up so a zoomed shot but been looking out for the Juniper shieldbugs since last year as was concerned about how they had fared in the wind and rain....
Was very pleased to spot this one on Sunday! They blend in so well wit…
Added on March 12, 2014

Woohoo! How excited am I????

Woohoo! How excited am I????
Lol!!! Not only my first shield bug of 2012, but a new species for me!!!
Juniper shield bug (Cyphostethus tristriatus). Never thought I'd find it in Shropshire as Juniper is apparently extinct in the wild, but they are spreading on Lawson's cypress and th…
Added on February 28, 2012

At LAST!!!!

At LAST!!!!
A shieldbug, not hiding, or hibernating...!! I'm *finally* feeling a little optimistic about the arrival of Spring! Lol!
Juniper shieldbug
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on April 12, 2013

Parent bug...

Parent bug...
... doing what it does! Always wanted to find one with eggs and also nymphs! This is a start, although not a great shot as overcast, windy and high up the tree!! I *will* get better one day!!

Also spotted a gorgeous Juniper shieldbug... on thistle! There…
Added on June 17, 2013