A very distinctive yellow segment near the tip of its antennae is diagnostic. It is otherwise a grey-brown shieldbug with a shiny, metallic appearance.
Lives in trees of all kinds where it predates larvae of moths and beetles. It is usually encountered singly.
Adults may be seen throughout the year except July. Nymphs occur from June to September.
Occurs throughout Ireland.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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