JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.


Tritomegas bicolor - L1 mooning me See with this image for more info:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93754/tritomegas_bicolor_-_1st_stadium_nymph_1.1mm.html" title="Tritomegas bicolor - 1st stadium nymph, 1.1mm"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/93754_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=2nPcpOX3iIG5DtNRKrfKPueQbeY%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93755/dscf9621_hd.html<br />
more often than not, only showing you their (stunningly patterned) gluteus maximus<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93756/dscf9624_hd.html Cydnidae,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Pied shield bug,Tritomegas,Tritomegas bicolor,nl: Dovenetelgraafwants" /></a></figure> Cydnidae,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Pied shield bug,Tritomegas,Tritomegas bicolor,nl: Dovenetelgraafwants Click/tap to enlarge

    comments (3)

  1. How rude it doing that to you.
    Posted 26 days ago
    1. Yes, but I have forgiven it on account of it being sooo young and not knowing better yet ;o) Posted 26 days ago
      1. It's an interesting hind though. I do hope it doesn't inspire too many tattoos. Posted 25 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''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
View Pudding4brains's profile

By Pudding4brains

Public Domain
Uploaded May 5, 2020.