Elasmucha grisea

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 24/09/20

A parent bug on a silver birch tree in the Den

Elasmucha grisea, Common Names – Parent Bug (Shield bug type)

Conservation status – Common.

Category – Bugs

More Information: Largely restricted to silver birch trees the Parent bug is so named because she is a protective mother, guarding her eggs throughout thier duration and until her clutch become adults.

Find out more on the Wildlife Trust website.


Parent bugs are pretty exclusive to silver birch trees and so it is in the den of Ten Acres where there is a large proportion of silver birch trees that you will find this critter.


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