Shield-Backed Bug
Location: Gorge Creek, Kananaskis Area, AB
Date: Sept. 3, 2006
      Photo 1

Shield-Backed Bug on timothy grass - note narrow scutellum with exposed hemylytra

Common Name:  Shield-Backed Bug

Latin Name:  Eurygaster alternata Say, 1828
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  7.5 - 9.5 mm

Range: Alberta

Habitat:  Moist habitats

Time of year seen:  June to September

Diet: Plants



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