Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758) ....Ovae and nymph stages
Ovae, found underneath loose bark at Budby South Forest in early February 2011, which later proved to be parasitised. Ovae have also been found in a similar situation at Sherwood Forest CP.
 
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Early stage Picromerus bidens nymphs, photographed on Knapweed at Warsop Woods May 2011.
 
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Early and mid-stage Picromerus bidens nymphs, photographed June 2011.
 
 
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