Thursday, 8 July 2010

the bug


does anyone know what this bug is called, found it crawling up the gable end of our house the other day, very interesting looking thing.

3 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Hello Denis, What a little cracker that is. I'm pretty sure it is a Hawthorn Shield Bug. Apparently it also shares the name 'stinkbug' with many other shield bugs due to it exuding a pungent fluid when alarmed! So I hope you didn't get a whiff :)

So sorry to have missed commenting on the previous post, I honestly thought I had but I seem to do that a lot :( All of your lovely little dogs looked beautiful after their session at the beauty parlour :) Missy looked particularly elegant and Cass looked like she was smiling for the camera.

denzil said...

thanks jan, i somehow knew that you would be the one to identify the bug, glad i didn't get too close.

Geordie Magpie said...

Nice shield bug !!!