True Bugs – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens

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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.

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