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Birch shieldbug

Elasmostethus interstinctus

Description:

These shield bugs have a relatively flat body with the entire upper surface covered with mostly black punctures. The dorsal side is a bright yellow-green, with various red markings. In particular, pronotum is yellow-green, scutellum is green with a red center, clavus and corium are intensely red and the apex of the elytra are also bright red. The ventral side and the abdominal margins are yellow. Legs are yellow-green

Habitat:

These shield bugs mainly inhabit sunny areas with mixed birch woodlands, deciduous trees and shrubs

Notes:

Photo taken by Arne R√łysland.

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arne.roysland
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arne.roysland

Oslo, Norway

Spotted on Aug 23, 2019
Submitted on Aug 28, 2019

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