NS3678 : Shield bugs: Picromerus bidens

taken 11 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Shield bugs: Picromerus bidens
Shield bugs: Picromerus bidens
These two shield bugs were photographed on the sunlit side of a block of stone, close to the edge of the moor, near the gate that is shown in NS3678 : Start of a track to Asker Farm and Waterworks.

There are several different kinds of shield bug in Britain and Ireland, but the two shown here are adults of the species Picromerus bidens (notable for the two sharp spines that project from the upper part of the front segment of the thorax; hence, "bi-dens": "two-toothed").

For further information, and for more images of this species in its various stages, see LinkExternal link (at the British Bugs website).
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 October, 2010
Geographical Context
Heath, Scrub 
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Carman Muir 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3690 7882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4747N 4:36.9153W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3690 7882
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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