Metallic Shield Bug, Scutiphora pedicellata
Late October 2010
on a garden Viburnum macrocephalum (Snowball plant)
Late January 2008
Images by Elizabeth Daley, used with permission.
Mid November 2014
Images by John Douglas, used with permission.
Mid February to Early March 2013
Margaret Elphinstone kindly sent us the following series showing feeding damage by Scutiphora pedicellata on developing blackberries. She observed that they feed at the developing fruits but do not directly damage them. Thus they appear to feed instead on the stem transporting nutrients into the fruit. The last photo shows three ‘mature’ pale fruits variously affected by the feeding, and a healthy mature fruit below for comparison.
Early April 2021
Late January 2016
New Town Rivulet
Presumably stranded in the river.
Late January 2019
Images by Sarina Dutton, used with permission.