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Thanks Clive/Petrea,

Have a look at the 3rd Instar drawing of the Southern Shield Bug in the chart below........it fits with the photograph very well

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages

All the best
Steve

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Damn, it eats my plants then, not the bl....  aphids!  >:(

Thanks, Steve.
Petrea
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Wow! the mid instar with the 4 orange spots is spot on!!!!! Well done Steve! :)
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It's the mid instar larva of a Shield Bug, (rather than a Beetle), though I'm not sure which species it is!
It looks a little bit like a Southern Green Shieldbug - Nezara viridula but not quite. Have a look here to see what I mean  ;)

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/nezara_viridula.html

(Scroll down to the mid instar images)

Hope that helps
Steve

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Hurray, a new species!!!   ;)

(thanks for your efforts!)
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A positively cool 35 degrees in Alpujarras today.
Well done gang…..


A positively cool 35 degrees in Alpujarras today. Well done gang….. 😎 More info at the Facebook page of John Keo Walking Tours
Source: A positively cool 35 degrees in Alpujarras today.
Well done gang…..
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Having spent the last hour or so searching google images with every combination of "beetle, yellow, spots, black, etc etc etc" I have come up with absolutely nothing that resembles your bug, beettle, ladybird...... :(
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I found a large group of these little critters  (4-5 mm) in a flower of my Campsis grandiflora (which unfortunately is very prone to the nasty aphids  :banghead:). My first thought was that they were a kind of ladybirds. Wishful thinking I believe now: the front end is quite different from the ladybirds of which I have been able to Google photos.

I still hope that they eat aphids! Is that the case (what are they)?

Saludos
Petrea
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Blog and website updates / Hike Pyrenees updated their profile picture.
« Last post by Clive on June 24, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Hike Pyrenees updated their profile picture.

Hike Pyrenees updated their profile picture. More info at the Facebook page of Hike Pyrenees
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Spanish language nature websites and blogs / Vereda de la Estrella
« Last post by Clive on June 23, 2017, 12:00 PM »
Vereda de la Estrella

Güéjar Sierra, 17 de Junio No le hicimos caso al consejo que nos dio la afable forestal acerca del camino a seguir, ni tan siquiera cuando intentó persuadirnos alertándonos de la severa subida de la Cuesta de los Presidiarios. Se … Seguir leyendo
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