A medium sized bug with orange and brown markings on a blue grey background and black markings. Shoulders without obvious projections. The Tarsi has two segments .The bug gets its name from the high level of parental care given to its young sitting on the eggs for up to 2 - 3 weeks and thereafter guarding the young
Adult August - June hibernating in October
Length 7 - 9 mm
Larvae. Are around June - September
Habitat Birch Woods and birch trees in gardens and park.
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