Spiked Shieldbug

Picromerus bidens


Body length 10 - 14mm. A large brown shieldbug with red legs and antennae. The pronotum has a spiked point on each of its front corners.


Woodland edge, hedgerows and grasslands where they prey on other invertebrates, especially caterpillars.

Status and distribution

This species is common and widespread throughout Britain. Widespread and fairly common in Nottinghamshire and common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July to November.