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Juniper shield bug Not very many insects in my garden at the moment, so happy to see this pretty little thing! Cyphostethus tristriatus,Geotagged,Juniper shield bug,United Kingdom,bugs,insects,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Juniper shield bug

Not very many insects in my garden at the moment, so happy to see this pretty little thing!

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  1. I have had to change the species as a couple of experts suggested the initial one was incorrect. Posted one month ago

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The juniper shield bug is a large green shield bug with distinctive pinkish-red markings on the corium.

The bug's traditional foodplant is juniper, with the larvae feeding on juniper berries. It has also adapted to use Lawson cypress as a host. In the United Kingdom it was formerly scarce and restricted largely to southern juniper woodlands but in recent years it has become common across southern and central England as a result of the widespread garden planting of juniper and cypress... more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Apr 5, 2020. Captured in 53 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.