This has to be the coolest bug I’ve found so far!
Walking through the woods today, something whizzed past me and landed with a very ungainly bump on some ivy at my feet. It took a minute to find it, but what an unusual creature it is. The “armour plating” looks almost plastic, and the spots are indented all over the body.
It took a while, but I found it on the internet, and discovered it is called a Hawthorn Shield Bug.
Apparently, it’s a member of the Stinkbug family – but thankfully, I didn’t have the pleasure of finding out why …
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