Taxonomy

Picromerus bidens | Spined Shieldbug

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020

Species Biology

Identification

Large brown shieldbug with very pointed, thorn-like, shoulders. Has a yellow tip to its scutellum.

Habitat

Sites with long lush vegetation, especially bogs and other wetlands, woodland edge and hedgerows. 

Life cycle

Adults may be found from July to November. Nymphs occur from May to August. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occurs throughout Ireland. 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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