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Jul 9, 2010 10:17 AM

What Bugs?

This first is clearly a late instar but what is it?  I have looked at the excellent website britishbugs.org.uk but still can't be sure so will put it to the experts.

The second is I think a late instar of the Dock Bug.  am I right?DSC_0051_edited.JPGDSC_0027_edited.JPG

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    Jul 9, 2010 3:20 PM (in response to poldens)
    Re: What Bugs?

    I'm not an expert (sorry), but I would identify your bug as a mid instar of the Hawthorn Shieldbug - Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale, but I'm happy for a real expert to tell me otherwise. I have just spent quite a bit of the morning trying to identify various bugs myself (with mixed results!) so had the guides to hand!   

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    Jul 10, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to poldens)
    Re: What Bugs?
    I would plump for final instar Green Shield bug, Palomena prasina, for the first and yes, Squash bug, Coreus marginatus, on the second. Nymphs of the Green Shield bug can be very variable in colour usually getting darker later in the year.
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    Jul 12, 2010 10:40 AM (in response to poldens)
    Re: What Bugs?

    Sorry this isn't exact but the second picture looks like some species of Squash Bug (considered a pest but I don't mind them), in fact I have seen that exact species in my garden but don't know the name either.

    Hope this helps any expert trying to identify the little insect.

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    Jul 12, 2010 10:34 AM (in response to poldens)
    Re: What Bugs?
    Damn, got that wrong..... apologies, I told you I was no expert - pretty obvious really. Need more practice (and a bit more skill) I think 
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