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Tritomegas bicolor - 1st stadium nymph, 1.1mm Found a handful of these today, that must be no more than one or two days old.<br />
At ~1.1mm I bodged the whole series of close-ups with my ever re-occurring &quot;zooming disease&quot; *rolleyes*<br />
In situ, these will mostly hide in the &quot;arm pit&quot; of the leaves on their host plant (Dead Nettles):<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93755/tritomegas_bicolor_-_l1_looking_for_shelter.html" title="Tritomegas bicolor - L1 looking for shelter"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/93755_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=7RFjovnVyfJywrtbKuOD38zKIpg%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Tritomegas bicolor - L1 looking for shelter See with this image for more info:<br />
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more often than not, only showing you their (stunningly patterned) gluteus maximus<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93756/tritomegas_bicolor_-_l1_mooning_me.html" title="Tritomegas bicolor - L1 mooning me"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/93756_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=XYb9mPURdCSGkRwRefzZD8pkcNQ%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Tritomegas bicolor - L1 mooning me See with this image for more info:<br />
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Tritomegas bicolor - 1st stadium nymph, 1.1mm

Found a handful of these today, that must be no more than one or two days old.
At ~1.1mm I bodged the whole series of close-ups with my ever re-occurring "zooming disease" *rolleyes*
In situ, these will mostly hide in the "arm pit" of the leaves on their host plant (Dead Nettles):

Tritomegas bicolor - L1 looking for shelter See with this image for more info:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93754/tritomegas_bicolor_-_1st_stadium_nymph_1.1mm.html Cydnidae,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Pied shield bug,Tritomegas,Tritomegas bicolor,nl: Dovenetelgraafwants

more often than not, only showing you their (stunningly patterned) gluteus maximus
Tritomegas bicolor - L1 mooning me See with this image for more info:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93754/tritomegas_bicolor_-_1st_stadium_nymph_1.1mm.html Cydnidae,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Pied shield bug,Tritomegas,Tritomegas bicolor,nl: Dovenetelgraafwants

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''Tritomegas bicolor'', the pied shield bug, is a species of shield bug found in Europe. The adult is black and white and 5.5–7 mm long. It is found across North Africa, Europe and Central Asia, although in the British Isles, it becomes rarer towards the north, and is absent from Scotland and Ireland. ''T. bicolor'' lives mainly on the ground, but is also visible on its host plants — chiefly ''Lamium'' and ''Ballota nigra''.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded May 5, 2020.