New garden species

Brassica shieldbug

Last update: 15 May 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-V-08

This colorfull shieldbug had entered the house and was roaming about the hallway. It is a Brassica shieldbug (Eurydema oleracea) [1,2], a species that I had not seen before: a new garden species!

The shieldbug can be found in two color scheme variants: black and white, or black and red [2].

Brassica shieldbug (Eurydema oleracea)
Brassica shieldbug (Eurydema oleracea)
Brassica shieldbug (Eurydema oleracea)
Brassica shieldbug (Eurydema oleracea)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Aukema, B., Th. Heijerman & V.J. Kalkman 2016. Veldgids wantsen deel 1. – EIS Kennis­ centrum Insecten, Leiden.

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