similar to Pied Shieldbug (see differences below)
Rambur's Pied Shieldbug first colonised the UK in 2011,
when it was discovered at two sites in Kent. This
shieldbug has also recently been found at two other Kent
sites, at Canterbury (T.
Bantock) and by
ourselves at Dartford, during an invertebrate survey of a
former landfill site.
This is potentially another shieldbug that
could reach Nottinghamshire in the coming years, as it is
already believed to be widespread in Kent and is probably
north of the River Thames in Essex. Rambur's Pied
Shieldbug is associated with Ballota nigra
(Black Horehound) so plants in south Nottinghamshire,
could well be worth searching in the coming years.