Shieldbug identification: 10 common UK shieldbugs

Amy Lewis  •  14 May 2021

There are a number of shieldbug species in the UK, characterised by their flat, often triangular bodies and distinctive, shield-like shapes on their backs. Learn to tell which is which with our quick and easy guide to some of Britain's most familiar types.

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