This guy glistened in the sunlight with the metallic bronze shimmer that looks almost painted on. Moreso, when he fell onto the leaf below and landed on his back. He was very small (approx 4mm) and I found him nestling in the leaves of a Dead Nettle. He is another Shield bug, which are quickly becoming a frequent target of my lens.
I have already posted pictures of the Hawthorn Shield bug and the Pied Shield bug . This little bronzed beauty is a Woundwort Shield bug. Personally, I like the little candy stripe edging around the shield. It’s almost as if Mother Nature decided it needed to be finished off neatly – a bit like braid around a cushion 🙂
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