Taxonomy

Eurygaster testudinaria | Tortoise Bug

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed.

Species Biology

Identification

This species has a distinctive shape. Individuals are a uniform grey or brown colour, but may have some pink markings. Many individuals show two white spots on the anterior margin of the scutellum. 

Habitat

Found in a wide range of semi-natural grassland and grassy hedge banks. 

Life cycle

Adults are seen throughout the year except July. Nymphs are found from May to August. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Historically this species was known from the southern half of Ireland but seems to be expanding its range northward.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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