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Right! Own up! Who's been coming round my gaff and tattooing bugs?


 What the devil are they? image



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It's a Birch shield bug, Emma. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Emma1978Emma1978 Posts: 201

    Phew, Bob, I thought some was playing a trick on me lol

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    It was meeeeeeeeeeeee lol x Pretty aren't they. Don't do much harm to plants either image 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915

    They're gorgeous aren't they - we love shield bugs image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Emma1978Emma1978 Posts: 201

    Actually, I don't know what the bush they're living on is either! lol


    Some gardener I am image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    That will be the birch for the birch sheild bug Emmaimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Bit like the Cabbage White on a ummmmmmmmmmm   cabbageimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    I was going to post the Hawthorn shield bug on the hawthorn but the pic's not on this computer. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Can you find a picture of a Lily Beetle on a Lily?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,134

    Love the shield bugs - they're really pretty. we get lots of the little green , quite plain ones here. Squished lots of lily beetles at ex husbands house recently which were on a lily he bought this year. Really infested with them- the lily looked so awful. Could have had a field day with a camera there Gilly!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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