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Elasmostethus interstinctus - L4 4th stadium nymph of species Elasmostethus interstinctus.<br />
Detail of head here:<br />
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Elasmostethus interstinctus - L4

4th stadium nymph of species Elasmostethus interstinctus.
Detail of head here:

Elasmostethus interstinctus - L4 detail Head detail of this critter:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67569/elasmostethus_interstinctus_-_l4.html Acanthosomatidae,Birch shieldbug,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Nymph,Pentatomoidea

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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.