Young Bug

Hawthorn Shield Bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) mid instar

This is the young or mid instar of the Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale). Eventually this nymph will grow into a fully winged adult with its familiar markings. To learn more about the adult please visit my Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) post.

Photograph of Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) mid instar, taken August 2016, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens with softbox flash diffuser.

3 thoughts on “Young Bug

    1. Yes, in fact this is a Stink Bug. There are a few species here with different colours. They will make your hands smell nasty if you handle them too much.

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