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Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta

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Turtle Shieldbug Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta dylan Bristol 1 Apr 2021, 2:27 p.m. 29 Mar 2021, 1:47 p.m.
Turtle Shieldbug Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta dylan Bristol 1 Apr 2021, 2:27 p.m. 29 Mar 2021, 1:47 p.m.
Turtle Shieldbug Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta dylan Bristol 1 Apr 2021, 2:27 p.m. 29 Mar 2021, 1:47 p.m.
Turtle Shieldbug Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta dylan Laundry Lane 29 Apr 2023, 9 p.m. 29 Apr 2023, 1:05 p.m.
Turtle Shieldbug Turtle Shieldbug - Podops inuncta dylan Laundry Lane 29 Apr 2023, 9 p.m. 29 Apr 2023, 1:07 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread and fairly frequent only in the South. Habitat includes: Dry and damp places under logs and other rotting plant matter near to grass such as gardens, parks, allotments, cemeteries, woodland, hedgerows, wasteland, road side verges etc. Length: 5 - 6 mm. Other names include: Turtle Bug, Podops inunctus. Diet: Larvae = grasses. Adults lay eggs in Spring to early Summer.