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Elasmostethus interstinctus - abdomen showing Elasmostethus interstinctus with wings lifted so that the black abdomen can be clearly appreciated as well as the triangular dark patches in the wing membrane Acanthosomatidae,Birch shieldbug,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Geotagged,Netherlands,Pentatomoidea Click/tap to enlarge

Elasmostethus interstinctus - abdomen showing

Elasmostethus interstinctus with wings lifted so that the black abdomen can be clearly appreciated as well as the triangular dark patches in the wing membrane

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  1. Love this shot! Posted 11 months ago
    1. It had dropped itself in a patch of very wet grass and was now trying to dry up a little :o) Posted 11 months ago

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The birch shieldbug is species of shield bug in the Acanthosomatidae family. It is widely distributed across Europe. The species overwinters in an adult stage, after which they emerge in the spring and start to mate. Their larvae feed usually on birch, but could also be found on aspen and hazel.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018. Captured in Lonnekermeerweg 55, 7522 PS Enschede, Netherlands.