Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Eurygaster testudinaria (Geoffroy, 1785)

Eurygaster testudinaria


  • English: Tortoise Bug
  • German/Austrian: Schildkrötenwanze
  • Danish: Starskjoldtæge
  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Wien, Kalksburg, Kuhwiese
  • Date: 28/05/2017
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro


This species is very difficult to determine from Eurygaster maura, but E. testudinaria has a slight central depression (Tylus) upon the head, which is very easy to see in this image.

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