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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 Click/tap to enlarge

Elasmostethus interstinctus - standard issue

Elasmostethus interstinctus in common factory standard colour scheme

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  1. This species is such a beauty! <3 Posted 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 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 Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018. Captured in Bellstraat 16, 6132 GP Sittard, Netherlands.