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Bishop's Mitre Shield Bug Aelia acuminata

It is being said about the Geometer Worms, a moth family, that they have relatively large wings. But it is not exactly true when dealing with pugs. Nature often invents as many rules as exceptions. The Bishop's Mitre Shield Bug actually is one of those inevitable exceptions to the rule: shield bugs look like medieval shields. But this one rather looks like a bishop's mitre and so it was given it's curious name. It is a common species, especially in lawns and unmowed grass, as well as in corn fields, where it even can do so damage. A very common species all through Britain. There are three species of mitre shield bugs in Europe all together, but the other two can only be found around the Mediterranean.