Dolycoris baccarum Linnaeus, 1758 ♀♂ ♥
Common names: Sloe Bug [En], Punaise des baies, Pentatome des baies [Fr], Bessenwants [Nl], Beerenwanze [De], Dut Kımılı [Tu]
Meise ● Belgium
Description: A large and distinctive purple-brown and greenish shieldbug which is covered with long hairs. The antennae and connexivum are banded black and white. During the winter, the ground colour becomes uniformly dull brown. Length 11-12 mm
Biology: This bug overwinters as an adult, emerging in the spring. Larvae, which are also hairy, may be found on numerous plants besides blackthorn (sloe), particularly those in the Roasaceae. The new generation is complete from August onwards.
Habitat: Hedgerows and woodland edges.