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Woundwort Shieldbugs | by jump for joy2010
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Woundwort Shieldbugs

These little bugs are only about 8mm in length...easily missed but when the sun catches them it light up their beautiful coppery coloured armour.

Shield Bugs are true bugs, part of the Heteroptera group.

All are vegetarian and each species is usually identified with one particular foodplant. However instead of Woundwort I found these on the Rosebay Willow herb.

Eysacoris fabricii

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Taken on August 28, 2012