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There were dozens of these on our runner bean plants today, all close together. They look something like ladybirds, but they have smooth red convex undersides and they are very rounded.
They are about 4mm wide and 5mm long.
Do you think these are a type of ladybird, or something else? Please help us to identify! Thanks.
I think these are Southern Green Shieldbug (Nezara viridula) nymphs. This is a great website for true bugs http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery/heteroptera/Pentatomoidea/pentatomoidea.html,
Fantastic. Thank you. They look like they are in between the Early and Mid instar nymphs on the site you suggested http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/nezara_viridula.html
This makes sense, as we have had a lot of shield bugs in the garden.