Sloe bug

Sloe bug
Sloe bug

 

Sloe bug (Dolycoris baccarum) is a burgundy bug with a gold backplate accessorised by black/white banded antennae and connexivum (borders).   It looks rather like a liveried doorman at an outdated hotel.

This shield bug feeds on flowers and fruits such as blackthorn and other Rosacae species.  It is common in hedgerows and woodland edges in the south of Britain.

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