Green and brown shield bugs

Most of the insects have now disappeared for the winter now but if you look in hedges and on bushes now you will still find some shield bugs – these insects over winter as adults which is quite unusual for an insect. Here are a couple of common species you will see on the edges of Dartmoor and the rest of Devon.

Green shield bugThe Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina) – a very common species

Brown shield bug 2A brown shield bug Coreus marginatus – another common species – often found with the green shield bug

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