Birch shield bug

Birch shield bug

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Caption: Birch shield bug (Elasmostethus interstinctus). This species hibernates over the winter, re-emerging in spring to lay eggs. The nymphs hatch and develop in summer, feeding on birch and sometimes hazel.

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