Being Bugged

Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina

In the garden this morning I could not help but notice how many of these bugs called the Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina), where sunning themselves on my bush. The more I looked the more I saw, and to my astonishment they were in various stages of colouring. There were about ten in all quite happily basking, the one above still in his or her autumn and winter coat, the one below in their spring and summer coat.

Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina

And last but not least, this one in the change, somewhere between the two as it is gradually turning green. They should all be green within a week or so once out of hibernation.

Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina

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6 thoughts on “Being Bugged

    • Thank you, Greta πŸ™‚ Yes they can be difficult to catch, and can cause quite a nasty stink on your hands if you handle them for too long. I had never seen them in their winter coat before until this month.

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