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Friday, 21 October 2011

Septembers Walk - Rochdale canal

Several Members had a very enjoyable walk along the Rochdale canal
Some of the crew
Shield Bug (anyone I.D. this)

Alder growing in the canal
Royal Fern (a rarity in Calderdale)




4 comments:

Linda said...

http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/picromerus_bidens.html

Could this be your bug??

Bruce said...

Hi Linda

Picromerus bidens has distinct thorns on the pronotum. This one does not appear to have any.

Linda said...

Looks more like this one, but this has spots down the sides. Did you notice the sides of yours?
Forest Bug - Pentatoma rufipes

Bruce said...

Sorry for delay in replying. No - only what the photo shows.