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Side view of a late instar shieldbug (Carpocoris mediterraneus) resting on a scabious flower in an olive grove habitat. An instar is the developmental stage of an arthropod between each moult, until sexual maturity is reached. A member of the Pentatomidae family, this species of shield bug is found widely across southern europe. Photographed in Corfu, Greece, in June.
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