Rockwolf's photos with the Lawson's Cypress

Cyphostethus tristriatus

Cyphostethus tristriatus
Nice to find some good population of these in Kent!
These adults [above] and 4th and final instars nymphs [in comments] were at Pearson's Green.
Added on September 23, 2016

Juniper shieldbug

Juniper shieldbug
Since they chopped down the Lawson's cypress near my office, I miss seeing these beauties regularly, so I was really happy to spot one at Swynnerton last Saturday.
Added on June 17, 2016

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

Orsillus depressus

Orsillus depressus
Spotted on Lawson's cypress today (as well as the Juniper SBs). Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on November 14, 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

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

Orsillus depressus

Orsillus depressus
Was on Juniper shield bug hunt on the Lawson's Cypress (after finding 2 in Feb - found 6 this time!). Anyhows! Found this bug as well which using British Bugs website, I think may be Orsillus depressus.
Thanks to Tristan for confirming ID! :-)
Upton magna…
Added on June  1, 2012

Vacant

Vacant
Moth pupa? Also spotted on the Lawson's cypress!
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on July 19, 2012

Juniper shieldbugs

Juniper shieldbugs
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on August 14, 2012

Juniper shieldbugs

Juniper shieldbugs
Been hoping to see some instars and found one today! :-)
Upton Magna - Shropshire
Added on August 14, 2012

Juniper shieldbugs

Juniper shieldbugs
Very pleased to find a good 'colony' of these! Was at an Antiques fair at Oswestry showground and spotted some huge Lawson's cypress, so just had to have a look! Had a job actually as the lowest branches were only just within reach! Lol!
Added on November 19, 2012