Green shieldbugs turn brown over winter

Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina)

Found this at the bottom of the garden and first identified it as a hawthorn shieldbug because of the amount of brown on it. But I posted it on iSpot and my identification was corrected as being a green shieldbug changing from its winter ‘plumage’ of brown. I suppose I should have realised as it was not near any hawthorns…

Whilst at the bottom of the garden I noticed 3 bright bees flying low over the newly cut lawn. They had orange collars and yellow tails. One disappeared into a burrow and I then noticed several holes in the lawn. I posted these pictures onto iSpot, and immediately noticed one of the recent sightings looked exactly the same and was described as a Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena (Andrena) fulva).

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~ by janerc on April 2, 2011.

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