Shieldbugs look somewhat like beetles but have sucking mouthparts instead of mandibles and their young (called nymphs) pass through several moults, becoming more like adults at each stage.
This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart includes colour illustrations of 45 shieldbugs and a table of identification characteristics. Coverage includes the families Acanthosomatidae, Cydnidae, Scutelleridae, Thyreocoridae, and Pentatomidae, as well as the ‘honorary shieldbugs’ from the family Coreidae. In this guide species have been grouped by appearance and where the nymph is distinctive it is shown as well as the adult.
This chart is part of a range of fold-out charts, designed to help users identify of a wide range of plants and animals. Each chart is laminated to make it splashproof and robust for use outdoors. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups.