True Bugs – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens

ian Uncategorized ,

True Bug – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens

Its common name is the “spiked shield bug” and the full taxonomy of Picromerus bidens is:-

  • Class – Insecta
  • Order – Hemiptera
  • Family – Pantatomidae
  • Genus – Picromerus
  • Species – bidens

The spiked shield bug is predatory, feeding on the larvae of other insects, particularly caterpillars.

Click here to return to the insect gallery.


You May Also Like..

Swarm Busters Workshop

Swarm Busters Workshop Our Swarm Busters workshop will take place in Netherwitton Village Hall on Sunday 2nd June, between 10:00 […]

Past Event – Pollen Microscopy Day – 20th April 2019

Pollen Microscopy Day – 20th April 2019 Thanks to everyone who came along to our pollen microscopy day at Netherwitton […]

Simple queen rearing for small scale beekeepers

Saturday 11th May 2019 : 10:00-15:30 & Sunday 19th May 2019 : 10:00-12:30 To book one of the 8 places […]