Shield-backed Bugs
 Family Scutelleridae
genus Tetyra

shield-backed bug

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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