Will Hawkes and I have derived great enjoyment from discovering a wealth of different shield bug species present around the Cornwall area this autumn...we have recorded around 12 different species, including some very smart ones! There are still individuals hanging around, as we came across a Gorse and Common Green Shield Bugs just two days ago!
A collage showing some of the different Hemiptera species we have recorded this autumn
Gorse Shieldbug Piezodorus lituratus
Hairy Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum
Dock Bug nymph Coreus marginatus
Common Green Shieldbugs Palomena prasina