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Elasmostethus interstinctus - Ant.seg.1 short Elasmostethus interstinctus with seemingly quite short antennal segments 1 for this species, but might be that this is perspective due to the antennae pointing upward? Acanthosomatidae,Birch shieldbug,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Geotagged,Germany,Pentatomoidea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Elasmostethus interstinctus - Ant.seg.1 short

Elasmostethus interstinctus with seemingly quite short antennal segments 1 for this species, but might be that this is perspective due to the antennae pointing upward?

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  1. Do you have a Geotag for this one? Posted 6 days ago
    1. Ahw, darn - caught me on this one! That was just over the border in Germany it would seem ... whoooops :o) Posted 6 days 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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, 48599 Gronau (Westfalen), Germany.