I love it when we score with a wanted species - Pied Shieldbug in the back of the potter!
Presumably a 1st for the patch as will be I guess the Brassica Shieldbugs on Jack by the Hedge along the approach track to Ringstead Downs!?! Andy found a Rhombic Leatherbug whilst searching for Blue Shieldbug (still no joy) and on the way back to the cars we recorded Green & Sloe Shieldbug. Early in the day we had a Hawthorn Shieldbug along Green Lane.
Pied Shieldbug, Tritomega bicolor, Ringstead Downs, 27th April 2014
Brassica Bug, Eurydema oleracea, Ringstead Downs, 27th April 2014
Hawthorn Shieldbug, Ringstead Downs, 27th April 2014
Syromastes rhombeus, Ringstead Downs, 27th April 2014