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Elasmostethus interstinctus vs Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale As my images are public domain (or CC0 license) and hence might be re-used freely, I figured I&#039;d also provide a &quot;clean&quot; copy of this image:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67517/elasmostethus_vs_acanthosoma.html" title="Elasmostethus vs Acanthosoma"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/67517_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=TaOnYrz8dQOa4gd4uJgQC61LcAw%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Elasmostethus vs Acanthosoma Two species that often get confused in photo-IDs, despite the obvious difference in size and numerous other differences you (well, me that is ;o) always have to look twice ... like in this example:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67560/elasmostethus_interstinctus_-_acanthosoma_lookalike.html<br />
For comparison to other Acanthosomatidae see here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67516/acanthosomatidae_-_relative_sizes_and_characters.html Acanthosoma,Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale,Acanthosomatidae,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Heteroptera ID help,Pentatomoidea" /></a></figure> Acanthosoma,Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale,Acanthosomatidae,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Hawthorn shield bug,Pentatomoidea Click/tap to enlarge

Elasmostethus interstinctus vs Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

As my images are public domain (or CC0 license) and hence might be re-used freely, I figured I'd also provide a "clean" copy of this image:

Elasmostethus vs Acanthosoma Two species that often get confused in photo-IDs, despite the obvious difference in size and numerous other differences you (well, me that is ;o) always have to look twice ... like in this example:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67560/elasmostethus_interstinctus_-_acanthosoma_lookalike.html<br />
For comparison to other Acanthosomatidae see here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67516/acanthosomatidae_-_relative_sizes_and_characters.html Acanthosoma,Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale,Acanthosomatidae,Elasmostethus,Elasmostethus interstinctus,Heteroptera ID help,Pentatomoidea

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The hawthorn shield bug, ''Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale'', is a common European shield bug. Its chief food is haws, the fruit of the hawthorn tree, but adults can overwinter on a diet of leaves, and individuals can be found on many potential food plants, including pedunculate oak, sessile oak and whitebeam. They may grow up to 17 mm long, and are camouflaged in shades of green and brown. Like many so-called "stink bugs", they may release unpleasant odours when disturbed.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018.