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An adult shieldbug, probably Eurygaster testudinaria (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae).  Another possibility would be Eurygaster maura which is very similar but rarer.

And this appears to be a final instar nymph of the same species.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-09-06 and 2012-09-14, respectively.

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