Stock Photo - Red-legged Shieldbug, Pentatoma rufipes on photographer's hand. Red-legged Shieldbug, Pentatoma rufipes also known as Forest Bug. Size: 11-14mm. large shieldbug with reddish orange legs ...
. The tip of the scutellum varies from white to cream. There are slightly hooked projections at the front of the pronotum. The shield is dark wine red to brown. Feeds on Oak, Alder, Hazel and other deciduous trees. Sap-feeder. Adults can be predatory, feeding on caterpillars. Known as garden and agriculture pests feeding on fruit and nut trees, particularly pears. Polyphagous. Active: July-November.
Mary C. Legg
Up to XXL50 MBA3
(4860 x 3240 px -
16.2" x 10.8" -
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