Pentatoma rufipes. I am just continuing with my Shieldbug theme for a moment while I wait for my hair to dry (as if) 🙂 I used a picture of a forest as the header because I haven’t got many pictures of this one. All sorts of things live in the forest, there is something watching me in that picture and I will show you at the end.
Forest Shieldbug imago:
This is the nymph of the Forest Shieldbug and I think this is fifth instar.
That is just another of my collections that I am still working on.
So what was in the forest. Sorry about the quality it was a long way away and dark in there.
I see you seeing me. Don’t worry I am just looking for bugs. 🙂
6 thoughts on “Forest Shieldbug”
Great red legs and the green one looks a bit like a Klingon! Nature has the most intriguing designs. Lovely forest shot and I would never have guessed there was a deer in there!
Thanks Eliza 🙂 The Deer always see me before I see them, well, nearly always.
I feel more comfortable around spiders than shield bugs. The latter seem to just appear (occasionally on my clothes) and the fact they’re a bit more solid is a bit off putting.
Thank you Stephen 🙂 Like me you live in the land of harmless spiders. I am beginning to feel quite guilty about telling people not to be afraid of them when elsewhere some of them are dangerous. It is funny that so many Brits have a very rational fear that is unrelated to their experience.
I am fascinated by these strange insects. Good photos again.
Thank you Clare 🙂