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Shieldbug Nymphs

Two 4th instar nymphs of the green shieldbug, Palomena prasina (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on the seed-head of a hogweed plant (Heracleum sphondylium).  See here for a photo of a 5th instar nymph.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-08-14.

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