Bronze Shieldbug Troilus luridus (Fabricius, 1775)
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A common group of insects are Shieldbugs, named after their heraldic shield-like shape and belonging to the order Hemiptera. They frequent most types of vegetation and although most feed on their foliage and berries etc, some species are carnivorous. Shieldbugs go through several stages of growth called nymphs, which are as frequently found as the adults and a few species exhibit brood care. Shieldbugs are also fairly regular visitors to MV moth traps. The Bronze Shieldbug (Troilus luridus) is fairly common and regular around Sherwood Forest. It has been recorded several times from Lound Wood at Eakring and can be recognised by the small, yellow band on the antennae. The nymphs are expecially colourful, showing a range of metallic colourations and also have the yellow band on the antennae.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Troilus luridus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Sorby Natural History Society. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Jim Flanagan. David Shaw. NBGRC. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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