Bug- if you’re squeamish about bugs don’t look.

I found this wandering down the same road I was on as I was on my way home from language lessons. It glittered under the glow of a streetlamp.

 

Tessaratomidae family, or shield bugs because they are shaped like shields. It’s a large family with members all over the world.  Stink bugs and harlequin bugs are members.

 

It is a shield bug, Mattiphus reflexus. It’s about an inch, I magnified it for most of these photos.

Shield bugs include four different families- some others are on this page.

 

 

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