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Sloe Bug

Dolycoris baccarum


Dark reddish brown and stippled with black dots: segments of abdomen banded reddish yellow and black and these are visible beyond outer margins of wings. Pronotum lacks pronounced lateral projections seen in some other shield bugs.


Widespread in Britain and Ireland. Associated with blackthorn and other hedgerow shrubs and feeds on sloe and other berries. Here seen in a suburban garden


Notes from Collins complete British Wildlife guide

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 12, 2019
Submitted on May 12, 2019

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