Bishop’s Mitre Shieldbug

Aelia acuminata


Body length 8 - 10mm. A medium sized shieldbug with longitudinal stripes of buff and brown. It has a pointed head and a ridged pronotum.


Grassland with tall dry grasses. Feeds on the developing seeds.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in southern Britain as far north as Yorkshire.

Best time to see

May to September.