Pied Shieldbug

Tritomegas bicolor


Body length 5.5 - 8mm. A small black shieldbug with white markings on the wing cases. The lateral abdominal margin is banded black and white.


Woodland edge and hedgerows where they feed on White Dead-nettle or Black Horehound.

Status and distribution

Fairly common in southern Britain but absent from Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.