Friday, 5 October 2012

Western conifer seedbug

1 Seen this morning on the outside window sill of the Glycobiology building,Oxford University! Possibly the first record of this american species for the county! Unfortunately no photo as i was working in the building at the time.
Western conifer seedbug is a large squashbug.It is native to the USA but was introduced into Europe in 1999.It has a very distinctive bulge on the hind tibiae which was the first thing i noticed about it.

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