Blue Shieldbug

Zicrona caerulea


Body length 6 - 7mm. A small, bright, metallic blue shieldbug with a dark wing membrane.


Damp grasslands and low herbage. They are predators, mostly of Flea Beetles, Altica species.

Status and distribution

Well distributed throughout Britain though not so common in Scotland. Widespread but not very common in Nottinghamshire. Uncommon at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to October.