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Macro Wednesday Dolycoris baccarum (Sloe Bug) – Hairy Shieldbug Family: Pentatomidae

Dolycoris baccarum Hairy Shieldbug
Family: Pentatomidae

A large and distinctive purple-brown and greenish shieldbug which is covered with long hairs. The antennae and connexivum are banded black and white. During the winter, the ground colour becomes uniformly dull brown.

This bug overwinters as an adult, emerging in the spring. Larvae, which are also hairy, may be found on numerous plants, particularly those in the Roasaceae. The new generation is complete from August onwards.

Common and widepsread in many habitats throughout Britain, particularly hedgerows and woodland edges, becoming scarcer and mainly coastal in the north.

Adult: All year
Length 11-12 mm


A Wednesday evening Poem and Gallery : Reach

A Morning walk up the hill 1
Images of Ireland
Nigel Borrington

Reach

I want to walk with you to the highest peak
then watch your eyes,
gaze out into the night sky
wide with wonder,
as they see the very stars
they hope to one day conquer

Orion 2.

I want you to go and see the sights
you never imagined you’d ever see
Walk along the canals, a swim in the lakes,
Walk down rivers so clear.

River Barrow, County Kilkenny. Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington.

I want you to stand
and reach for the furthest cloud,
grab at the sunshine
and trace patterns in the cold winds from the north

Pagan Elements : Air Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

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