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Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) found in the Cambridgeshire Fens

A large and spectacular which has some stunning colours and zigzags characteristic.

Native to the USA but been Europe in 1999, it has since spread rapidly and influxes of immigrants.

The bug feeds on pines and is probably well-established, It is attracted to light and may enter buildings looking hibernation sites in the autumn.

Size 20 mm.

Taken in the Cambridgeshire Fens, rare sight here I guess due to no evergreen trees.