Views 35 Unique 26
Vote 6
Award Shortlist   

Egyptian Bug

By Kenny_Rodgers52
A strange looking creature that I would love to know its name? Any answers.

Tags: Egypt Wildlife and nature Bugs eye view

Voters: pdunstan_Greymoon, BillRookery, bobpaige1 and 3 more


Comments


1 Feb 2016 10:31PM
It's a Forest Bug- Pentatoma rufipes,
Fred.
2 Feb 2016 2:54AM
I believe, that generically, we call it here a stink bug. Ford knows more of the science than I do.

Peter
Thanks guys much appreciated.

A large brown shield bug which has orange legs and slightly hooked projections at the front of the pronotum. The pale spot at the tip of the scutellum varies from orange to cream.
This species overwinters as young nymphs, which feed mainly on oak. Alder, hazel and other decidous trees are also used, including apple and cherry. Adults are partly predatory, feeding on caterpillars and other insects as well as fruits.
New adults may be found from July onwards, surviving until the late autumn, and eggs are laid in August. Adults can sometimes be found in the early spring, suggesting that a secondary breeding cycle may be possible. Widespread and common across Britain in wooded areas, orchards and gardens.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.