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Picromerus bidens (Linnaeus, 1758) (Spined Shieldbug)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 7 images of Picromerus bidens (Spined Shieldbug)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Picromerus bidens (Spined Shieldbug)

Suggested Literature

Picromerus bidens may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
HEMIPTERA
(bugs)
HETEROPTERA
(true bugs)
Pentatomomorpha
(an infraorder of bugs)
PENTATOMIDAE
(a family of shieldbugs)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Picromerus bidens is associated with:

adult Chrysomelidae - leaf and flea beetles (Coleoptera) adult is predator of larva Major Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
adult Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths adult is predator of caterpillar Major Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
nymph (1st and 2nd instars) Broadleaved trees, shrubs and climbers - broadleaved trees, shrubs and climbers gregarious nymph (1st and 2nd instars) sucks sap of Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
nymph (3rd instar onwards) Chrysomelidae - leaf and flea beetles (Coleoptera) solitary nymph (3rd instar onwards) is predator of larva Major Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
nymph (3rd instar onwards) Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths solitary nymph (3rd instar onwards) is predator of caterpillar Major Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959

There may be more taxa associated with Picromerus bidens listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)

Associated with Picromerus bidens:

Picromerus bidens may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
HEMIPTERA
(bugs)
PENTATOMIDAE
(a family of shieldbugs)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
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