At the moment.... mostly about moths

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Juniper Shield Bug

I came across this rather nice bug this morning, it's a Juniper Shield Bug (Cyphostethus tristriatus). A little reading reveals that these were formally restricted to wild juniper woods and therefore not surprisingly were not common. However in recent years they have spread to gardens feeding on ornamental junipers and even other evergreens such as Leylandii - a specimen of which was within a few feet of the insect.

Juniper Shield Bug (Cyphostethus tristriatus)

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