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Palomena prasina - Common Green Shieldbug eggs
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After some research I have settled on the Common Green Shieldbug as the layer of these fine eggs! Any other suggestions are welcome.
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For images of Shieldbugs see my other posts about them living in my garden..
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Where can I find it?
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Through most of England, but it is only just spreading into the far north and Scotland. They can often be seen sitting on the leaves of shrubs in sunny spots. Brambles, nettles, hazel and dock are favourites.
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When can I find it?
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Adults can be found throughout the year, but are harder to see in winter when they turn brown, most likely as camouflage for hibernation.
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Lifestyle
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Green Shieldbugs live on plants, where they eat plant sap and unripe seeds.
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Mating and egg-laying take place in late spring and early summer. The young shieldbugs (nymphs) grow over the summer, becoming fully grown adults in early autumn. The adults hibernate over winter, becoming active again the next spring.
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What does it do for us?
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Although it feeds on plants, the Green Shieldbug causes very little damage to our gardens. It has the potential to help us better understand the effects of climate change, as many similar insects are likely to respond to climate warming in a similar way.
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Interesting fact.
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Shieldbugs can give off a nasty smell to deter predators, which is why they are sometimes called stinkbugs .
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Bio source: https://www.opalexplorenature.org/greenshieldbug .
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Pic source: me
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