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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

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1 Feb 2016 10:31PM
It's a Forest Bug- Pentatoma rufipes,
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.

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.

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