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  • Why not have a thread for Beetles too? So, who is this little critter? I found two of them on the dried out runner bean pods.

  • Southern Green Shieldbug, mid instar nymph ... mebbe?

    Recent arrival to UK from Africa imported via food ... likes beans apparently amongst other stuff!

    IWOOT!!

  • Good to see the Beatles are back! Reckon Wendy might be correct wit her ID.

  • that's a rather lovely looking shield bug Paul,  well spotted.

  • WendyBartter

    Southern Green Shieldbug, mid instar nymph ... mebbe?

    Recent arrival to UK from Africa imported via food ... likes beans apparently amongst other stuff!

    IWOOT!!

    Thanks for the ID. You can have as many as you want!

  • Ta ... you know the address!  Lol

  • Well done on the ID Wendy, & good idea for thread MC but you'll have to change it to Basically Bugs as Shieldbugs aren't Beetles!! LOL

  • good idea for a thread :)

  • I found a lot of ladybirds on the pavement outside the College this afternoon. Mostly they were 'standard' markings, but this one stood out. Can anyone ID it?

  • Just bumping this back up for an ID;    I'm not sure what it is Paul but could be a Harlequin which are on the increase.   Hope the experts can come up with the ID for you.  

  • It is a Harlequin Hazel, info easily found on the net and i'm sure I have seen one of these myself.

    Jim

  • Some bugs I have taken over the years.

    Ants farming aphids

    Grasshopper laying eggs.

    Covering the hole up with her back legs.

    Dung Fly

    Jim

  • Wolf Spider with young on it's back.

    Wolf Spider with young and egg sack still attached.

    Garden Spider.

    Jim

  • That's an amazing collection of bugs Jim and lovely close ups, some scary looking ones lol

  • Thanks Hazel, all taken with a Panasonic DMC FZ50 most were taken in 2007.

    EDIT And I still have the camera up and running :)

    Jim