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The juniper shield bug is a large green shield bug with distinctive pinkish-red markings on the corium.

The bug's traditional foodplant is juniper, with the larvae feeding on juniper berries. It has also adapted to use Lawson cypress as a host. In the United Kingdom it was formerly scarce and restricted largely to southern juniper woodlands but in recent years it has become common across southern and central England as a result of the widespread garden planting of juniper and cypress... more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018.