Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale | Hawthorn Shieldbug | Fríd scéithe sceiche gile
Large, green with red speckles and distincitive red-tipped points on pronotum. Scutellum is entirely green. Red area where wings cross over to fold together.
Hedgerows and in gardens, where it can be found on lower branches of bushes and trees, especially hawthorn.
Adults occur throughout the year, except in August. Nymps occur from May to September.
The Birch Shieldbug is much smaller, has red on the scutellum, and lacks the red-tipped pointed shoulders of the Hawthorn Shieldbug.
Occurs throughout the island.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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