Dock Leaf Bug Coreus marginatus

The dock bug is herbivorous and feeds on a wide variety of plants from different families. While the common name in English refers to its preferred diet of docks and sorrels and other plants in the family Polygonaceae, they also readily feed on certain species of Asteraceae and Rosaceae. Adults are known to feed on raspberry, gooseberry and sometimes blackcurrant.

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Dock Leaf Bug Coreus marginatus

8 Comments on “Dock Leaf Bug Coreus marginatus

  1. Very nice close up. Looks very much like what we call a shield bug or stink bug in the U.S.

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