21 Comments on “Hawthorn Shieldbug.

  1. Aren’t they beautiful! I did find one in my salad lunch once, but it hasn’t put me off them. Thanks for visiting my blog and the like 🙂


      • Umm … maybe it’s only in death? Then again, the similarities and dissimilarities between Australian bugs and English bugs can be confusing. We have a ‘crusader’ beetle very similarly armed (though different heraldry to your shieldbug) which has a peculiarly pungent smell, especially if you inadvertently step on it, or squash it somehow (as I’ve been known to do in the garden!).


  2. Lovely shot of this insect. Interesting to see how it’s colours tone in with the background & foreground – almost like a painting.


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