Pentatoma rufipes | Forest Bug

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020

Species Biology


Large and very smart brown shieldbug with reddish legs and prominant shoulders. The orange tipped scutellum is also distinctive.


Generally found in woodland, especially with oak (Quercus sp.), but also found in gardens and parks with large trees.

Life cycle

Nymphs can be found throughout the year. Adults occur from July to November.


World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occurs throughout Ireland.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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