This species overwinters as an adult, emerging and mating in the spring. The smaller male dies soon after, but the female survives for some time, brooding the . Browse the list of datasets and find organisations you can join if you are interested in participating in a survey for species like Elasmucha grisea ( Linnaeus, ). Family: Acanthosomatidae. Adult Size: Length: ca. 7 to 9 mm. Identifying features: The Parent Shieldbug is a medium sized bug with reddish markings on a.

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Elasmucha grisea Parent bugArnhem, the Netherlands Nederlands: Since we found a positive correlation between female size and clutch size we tested the hypothesis that a female parent bug lays as many eggs as she can defend.

Information from its description page there is shown below. This page was last edited on 10 Augustat Elasmucha grisea Linnaeus These medium-sized shieldbugs are usually brown-reddish, but there are also gray hence the Latin species name grisea and green-brown specimen. At the beginning the parasite feeds only on the non-vital parts of the bug, but finally it kills it and pupates outside the host. In fact this species overwinters as an adult.


We manipulated clutch size by removing small elasmufha large females from their own eggs and giving them another clutch. Description Elasmucha grisea Parent bugArnhem, the Netherlands – 3.

Parent bug

A similar ovary structure has been observed in the Coccoidea Hemiptera, Homoptera which indicates presocial behavior. I, the copyright holder elaxmucha this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. The tachinid fly, Subclytia rotundiventrisis a specialist endoparasite of the parent bug females.

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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Modeling grrisea functional link between movement, feeding activity, and condition in a marine predator. The following other wikis use this file: Parent bug Elasmucha griseaupperside Front view Scientific classification Kingdom: Cimex grisea Linnaeus, [1]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We conclude that an ecological factor predation limits lutch size in this species and the parent bug lays an optimal clutch size as determined by the defending ability of the female.

Larvae are grieea to benefit from ‘kindergartens’, when their mothers disappear or die. Males are smaller than females.

Acanthostomatidae Elazmucha Anz Jena In experiments, the wing-fanning regarded as the most effective defensive behaviour of the parent bug did not differ significantly between parasited and non-parasited females until the nymphs were at the second instar stage.


Elasmucha grisea is a rather common and widespread species present in most of Europe.

Mating occurs in the spring and new adults can be found in August. Females of the parent bug Elasmucha grisea L. Grsea is no kin-recognition in this species. Email alerts New issue alert. If you have images for this taxon that you would like to share with NBN Atlas, please upload using the upload tools.

Elasmucha grisea BerkenwantsArnhem, Nederland. The common name of Elasmucha grisea comes from the relatively rare insect behaviour of prolonged caring for eggs and juveniles, exhibited by females of this species.

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The front corners of the pronotum show a more pronounced tooth. This grisra, like other parent bugs possess methatoracic and abdominal glands, which discharge a foul smelling secretion. Acanthosomatidae, Heteroptera defend eggs and small nymphs against invertebrate predators.