Saturday, 16 February 2008

Postscript - Shield Bug

This afternoon, while digging over the veg patch came across this Shield Bug. I'm pretty ropey with some insects, but sure this is a Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina. (if it's not I'd welcome a positive ID) It's not green I hear you say, but in the autumn, these bugs change colour to blend in with the brown colours of autumn and winter vegetation, turning green again in the spring.

1 comment:

  1. I get these bugs as well. Didn't know what they were until last year. I didn't know that they changed colour in autumn though. Imagine...out already where you are!