Wednesday 29 June 2011

Lawn order

Whilst I was photographing the Bee Orchid featured in the previous post, Our Lass (still hors de combat and on crutches) spotted an insect in the lavender bed.

Recourse to my insect bible, Chinery's Insects of Britain and Western Europe, leads me to believe it is a Sloe Bug, Dolycoris baccarum, one of the shield bug family, Pentatomidae, from the sub order Heteroptera of the order Hemiptera.

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