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Anyone id this ladybird like beetle.
Seen here today. Remember we are in the UK.



I've asked my daughter to see if she can id it. It looks familiar but I don't have my id books to hand. I suspect she has them.

28 Jul, 2023


It is a early instar of a shield bug. Probably one after its ist moult. There are 5 moults before it becomes an adult. Need to see its belly for a 100% id but Toria says not a pest/alien one.

29 Jul, 2023


Was identified as Cabbage shield bug.

29 Jul, 2023

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