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Elasmostethus interstinctus - brownish Quite brownish specimen - might be getting ready for winter (? this was sept. 19th, 2013) Acanthosomatidae,Birch shieldbug,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Geotagged,Netherlands,Pentatomoidea Click/tap to enlarge

Elasmostethus interstinctus - brownish

Quite brownish specimen - might be getting ready for winter (? this was sept. 19th, 2013)

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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 Beekhuizenseweg 2, 6991 JM Rheden, Netherlands.