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Birch Shieldbug Andy
Birch Shieldbug450h1505

Nikon D5000. 1/200 F16. Sigma 105mm Macro lens +bellows. Ring flash. 08/05/11.

Birch Shieldbug450h1512

Nikon D5000. 1/200 F16. Sigma 105mm Macro lens +bellows. Ring flash. 08/05/11.

Birch Shieldbug 

(Elasmostethus Interstinctus)

Birch Shieldbug450h1517

Nikon D5000. 1/200 F16. Sigma 105mm Macro lens +bellows. Ring flash. 08/05/11.

Birch Shieldbug protecting her large batch of eggs as well as birch the larvae will also feed on hazel, aspen, and catkins in the autumn. A very small shieldbug which overwinters as an adult re-emerging in spring to mate and lay there eggs, common in the UK.