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Hawthorn Shield Bug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

The Hawthorn Shield Bug is among our biggest shield bugs and may reach a length of almost 2 cm. Usually it measures between 15 abd 18 mm though. Extremely similar to the Juniper Shield Bug. The main difference is the shape of the head, which is shorter and dulller compared to the Juniper Shield Bug's. The latter also is smaller und usually its markings are more colourful.The adults appear from August onwards and can be found in all kinds of bushes. Sucks on berries regularly, leaving behind a stinking trail.