Shield bug on leaf

Shield bug on leaf

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Shield bug. Close-up of a shield bug on a leaf, showing its eyes (round, black) and flattened shield-like body. Shield bugs (family Pentatomoidea) has glands between the first and second pair of legs that produce a foul-smelling fluid when threatened in order to deter predators.

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Keywords: animal, animals, antenna, antennae, arthropod, arthropods, biological, biology, bug, bugs, chust bug, close-up, detail, entomological, entomology, eye, eyes, fauna, head, hemiptera, hemipteran, hemipterans, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf, nature, no-one, nobody, pentatomoidea, shield bug, stink bug, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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