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Elasmostethus interstinctus - standard issue Elasmostethus interstinctus in common factory standard colour scheme Acanthosomatidae,Birch shieldbug,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Geotagged,Netherlands,Pentatomoidea,nl: Berkenkielwants Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. This species is such a beauty! <3 Posted one year ago
    1. Hi Lisa, thanks (also for the help in IDing :o) - just worked through some old images of Acanthosomatidae and figured I'd upload a few more examples of colours and dev. stages ... Posted one year ago
      1. Sorry about that. I wasn't sure if you just missed one or two :D

        I'm in love with this gorgeous creature! <3 Keep them coming!
        Posted one year ago
        1. No, no ... not sorry ... never sorry! ... putting all the ID and tags on is repetitive and tedious so any help is always appreciated :o))
          I'm afraid I've overloaded a bit now, but at least made you happy I hope ;o)
          Posted one year 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 Bellstraat 16, 6132 GP Sittard, Netherlands.