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Hawthorn shield bug Found two of these beauties today on stinging nettle, in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands. Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale,Fall,Geotagged,Hawthorn shield bug,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Hawthorn shield bug

Found two of these beauties today on stinging nettle, in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands.

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  1. Excellent capture Paul - quite greenish still for this time of year :o) Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks Arp, Hope to find a deep purple one later in the season. Posted 6 days ago
  2. Lovely shot. Posted 6 days ago
    1. thank you Mark. Posted 6 days ago

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The hawthorn shield bug, ''Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale'', is a common European shield bug. Its chief food is haws, the fruit of the hawthorn tree, but adults can overwinter on a diet of leaves, and individuals can be found on many potential food plants, including pedunculate oak, sessile oak and whitebeam.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Oct 17, 2020. Captured Oct 17, 2020 14:10 in Geul 28, 3961 HX Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/14.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1250
  • 100mm