Taxonomy

Troilus luridus | Bronze Shieldbug

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

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.

Habitat

Lives in trees of all kinds where it predates larvae of moths and beetles. It is usually encountered singly. 

Life cycle

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

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occurs throughout Ireland.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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