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Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug; Garrapatillo de los cereales

Aelia sp.

Description:

Maybe A. Rostrata. 12 mm long striped shieldbug with an obviously pointed head and ridged pronotum. There is one generation per year, adults mating and laying eggs in spring and early summer. The larvae feed on the ripening seeds of a range of grasses in the Poaceae; new adults may be found from August onwards. Nymphs may be confused with the smaller Neottiglossa pusilla. They produce big damages to wheat cultivations.

Habitat:

Tall and rank dry grassland habitats, including sand dunes. Spotted at an evergreen oak forest.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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arlanda
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arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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