Rhacognathus punctatus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pentatomidae)

Nymph on Carex rostrata

Length: 7-9.2mm
Egg Nymph Adult
May - June
(2 Weeks)
June - August
(Earliest: 2.8)
August - June
(Earliest: 10.4)

Heath and Moorland

Peat Bogs and Mires
Lochmaea caprea Larva

Calluna vulgaris Juices
Possible Food:
Other Chrysomelidae
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Tachinidae Larvae

British Bugs: Rhacognathus punctatus Heather Shieldbug
Plant Parasites of Europe: Rhacognathus punctatus

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