Dolycoris baccarum | Sloe Shieldbug

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020

Species Biology


The only shieldbug that is hairy all over. The adults are purple and green with white banding on black antennae. 


Dry warm sites, including herb rich grassland, grassy bases of hedgerows and amongst low shrubs. 

Life cycle

Adults seen throughout the year except July. Nymphs occur from June to September. 


World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occurs in the southern half of Ireland. 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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