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Green Shield Bug Palomena prasina

By Metro6R4  
Perhaps the best known of all bugs is this Green Shield Bug, often called the Green Stink Bug. The species is encountered in gardens regularly, especially in spring and autumn. It is bright green and some 12 to 14 mm in length. The adults and larvae both are capable of overwintering. Most of them turn brown just before that. After hibernation it takes them about a week or two to turn completely green again. There are a number of other green species looking exactly like the Green Shield Bug. Most of them are not as common in Europe and absent on the British Isles. Many of these species can be told apart by studying the colours and length of the segments of the antennae.

Tags: Fly Insect Green Bug Close-up and macro Wings

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My boys totally love these little critters... They call them the 'pizza' bug for reasons I cannot explain!!

Your macros and descriptions are always so detailed and informative and make for a truly interesting read!

Brilliant work...


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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 9:21AM
An extremely informative pre-narrative supported by a very impressive macro photograph. Stunning detail, and wonderful natural colour in abundance.

Regards Nathan
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:20AM
superbly detailed and a lovely shot
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Oct 2012 11:59AM
Excellent macro Paul.


8 Oct 2012 7:25PM
Again An A1 capture, well seen & taken. Eric.

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