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Tree peony + bug

Tree peony + bug (Paeonia lutea (Tibetan Peony))

Taken 16 May
Can anyone tell me what the bug is please?

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Excellent Photo

21 May, 2013


Looks like a Shield bug from this angle, but I'm no expert!

25 May, 2013


Ahh, thank you :o)

I've now looked up shield bugs and learnt that they are also known as stink bugs and are eaten in Mexico because "their pungent odour gives the dish an aromatic flavour" - fascinating, but I think I'll leave them in the garden!

29 May, 2013

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See who else is growing Paeonia lutea (Tibetan Peony).

See who else has plants in genus Paeonia.

This photo is of "Peony - Tree" in Geranium_gem's garden

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