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shield bug

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(Animals) any shield-shaped herbivorous heteropterous insect of the superfamily Pentamoidea, esp any of the family Pentatomidae. Also called: stinkbug
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Chris Normansell, from Cardiff, was tucking into the Asda ready meal with his partner and young daughter when he discovered what appears to be a shieldbug.
Mirids again, and along the way we also found enigmatic taxa, such as the shieldbug Boocoris bufiJormis Gross, which ran around like a spider on the grimmest of plants.
Rare heathland broad-headed bug discovered by National Trust team at Dunkery Beacon in Exmoor, along with scarce cow-wheat shieldbug. Rare tiger beetle wasp discovered at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Shieldbugs (pictured below) are quite common.