The raspberries are currently still standing…..

Found a bug on my raspberries I hadnt seen before. As an upstanding citizen I captured it until I could identify it, in case it was a foreign species bought in on a plane which could decimate the agricultural industry of this country. Set about trying to identify it, only to discover there are 2000 species of Hemiptera alone in the UK. ITHINK it was a Pied Shieldbug, 3rd Instar…anyway put it back, it seemed very relieved. I expect it is a bug which is catastrophic for raspberries..

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