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Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata

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Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata dylan Westbury Wildlife Park 28 May 2021, 9:31 p.m. 27 May 2021, 1:15 p.m.
Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata dylan Westbury Wildlife Park 8 Feb 2022, 4:36 p.m. 27 May 2021, 1:02 p.m.
Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata dylan Westbury Wildlife Park 8 Feb 2022, 4:36 p.m. 27 May 2021, 1:02 p.m.
Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata dylan Avonview Cemetery to Troopers Hill 4 Jun 2023, 1:21 a.m. 3 Jun 2023, 12:08 p.m.
Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug - Aelia acuminata dylan Avonview Cemetery to Troopers Hill 4 Jun 2023, 1:21 a.m. 3 Jun 2023, 12:08 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread throughout he Southern half of the UK. Most common in the South East. Habitat includes: Tall, dry grassy places such as grassland, meadows, sand dunes, coast, road side verges, wasteland etc. Life story: one generation per year with eggs being laid from spring to early Summer and new generation adults occurring from August Diet: Larvae = developing seeds from a variety of grasses. Length: 8 - 9 mm. Seen all year round.