Submit Shieldbug records

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This will give you access to the My Records report which allows you to manage your data.


Use this page to enter records of shieldbugs for a single location.


Please tick all the species you saw and any other information about them.

Please note: if you have had an expert confirm the identification of a record please add their name in the 'Determiner' field. This will help when the record is being verified.

Step 1
{content} Select a species first
SpeciesPresentDeterminerCertaintyAbundanceCommentAdd photos
Birch Shieldbug - Elasmostethus interstinctus Add images
Blue Shieldbug - Zicrona caerulea Add images
Bronze Shieldbug - Troilus luridus Add images
Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus Add images
Forest Bug - Pentatoma rufipes Add images
Forget-me-not Shieldbug - Sehirus luctuosus Add images
Gorse Shieldbug - Piezodorus lituratus Add images
Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina Add images
Hairy Shieldbug - Dolycoris baccarum Add images
Hawthorn Shieldbug - Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Add images
Heather Bug - Rhacognathus punctatus Add images
Heather Shieldbug - Rhacognathus punctatus Add images
Juniper Shieldbug - Cyphostethus tristriatus Add images
Parent Bug - Elasmucha grisea Add images
Red-legged Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes Add images
Scarab Shieldbug - Thyreocoris scarabaeoides Add images
Sloe Shieldbug - Dolycoris baccarum Add images
Spiked Shieldbug - Picromerus bidens Add images
Spined Shieldbug - Picromerus bidens Add images
Tortoise Bug - Eurygaster testudinaria Add images


Your details (please note: this information will be used for record verification purposes only by NIEA and CEDaR staff).
Your contact details
Any additional recorder(s) names.
Date of your sighting.
Please provide the spatial reference and site name for the record.

By clicking on the map the spatial reference will autofill. The more you zoom in, the more accurate the grid reference.


For example the nearest town, village, park, nature reserve etc.
Please do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.

Notes about using the map:
  • use the + sign on the right hand side of the map to change the base mapping used from Google to OpenStreetMap.
  • To create an accurate and useful record, use your mouse to drag the area of interest to the centre of the map window and use the zoombar on the left hand side to zoom in tight to the area where you made the sighting. When you have zoomed in, click on the location - this will autofill the Spatial Reference box above.