Shield-backed Bugs
 Family Scutelleridae
genus Tetyra

shield-backed bug
Shield-backed Bug on Antelope Island, Davis County,
Utah.  Carol Davis 9-28-2008

brown bug
This Shield-backed Bug was just lounging on a bridge--probably over
ate at breakfast.  It reminded me of a stink bug but it was different than
any I had seen before. 
Members of the family Scutelleridae are also
called "jewel bugs" and some genus are very decorative.  Even this one
 has some beautiful patterns.  It is a "vegeterian". Carol Davis, 9-28-2008

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