Scarab Shieldbug Thyreocoris scarabaeoides

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Length 3.0-4.0 mm

Description A small ground dwelling Species . It is metallic black or bronze colur A key feature is a a large scutellum roundish scutellum covering nearly all of the abdomen.

Life Cycle

This Shieldbug has an assoiation wiyh Violets Viola sp whic grow on dry sandy or chalky soils in sunny aspects ( coastal dunes), where it can be found in litter or moss.