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Common Green Shield Bug

This is a Common Green Shield Bug, Palomena prasina, laying eggs on a walnut leaf.  It used to be uncommon in Yorkshire – restricted to southern England – but has moved northwards. Despite its name this species is less often seen than the Hawthorn Shield Bug. Shield bugs are not beetles but are from the true bug family of insects, related to cicadas, pond skaters, leaf hoppers and aphids.

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