12 March, 2015

A trio of shieldbugs

A brief search around a Larch tree on campus yesterday turned up all three of the typical overwintering shieldbugs, and naturally I thought it would be a massive laugh to photograph them and put the images together for comparison. How original...

Hawthorn, Birch & Juniper Shieldbug

On the same tree was the aptly named Larch Ladybird, a tiny beetle that I don't think I've seen before...

Larch Ladybird

Dwarfed by an accompanying Harlequin Ladybird

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