It surprises me that I can go for a month or more without seeing a shield bug then, all of a sudden, they are all over the place.
In the time it takes for the camera mirror to flip up after pressing the button, the gatekeeper is on its way. It happens to all of us. I have to get super close to the butterfly before I can think of pressing the button.
Lightly fried in a very hot frying pan, they are very nutritious and full of protein, vitamins and minerals. Try them as a side with your bacon and eggs, and there are a lot of flesh flies about at the moment. Let me know if you like them.
Sunrise: 05.12 Sunset: 09.28