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Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale haemorrhoidale (Linnaeus, 1758) 15mm long, colourful bug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale,France,Geotagged,Hawthorn shield bug,Summer,heteroptera Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale haemorrhoidale (Linnaeus, 1758)

15mm long, colourful bug

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  1. Nice!! Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
  2. Beautiful! Posted 2 months ago

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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 Claude CHAVAND
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Uploaded Nov 23, 2019. Captured Jun 26, 2019 15:42 in 1 Chemin de Balmont, 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 90mm