07 November 2010

Shieldbug predator

This "Bronze Shieldbug" (Troilus luridus) was present on the same posts in Mewslade valley as the Harlequin Ladybirds. It is a predator of small insects and may have been feeding or trying to feed on the Harlequin larvae present. Our native ladybirds might yet be saved. [photo by Paul Parsons]

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