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Old 08-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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August 13, 2012 - Shield Bug & babies

A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae). She's on the job protecting herbrood of nymphs!
Habitat: This spotting on a guava (Psidium sp.) tree in a large semi-urban yard/garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Pretty dang cool. Good ol' Moms.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #3
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Quite a few of them are missing the benefit of her protection.
Then again, they are red-heads. Probably step-children.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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She's just crazy about those kids.

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Brooch and earrings.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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All that walking makes them out of breath. Then they become panting shields. :-)
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Quite a few of them are missing the benefit of her protection.
Then again, they are red-heads. Probably step-children.

(great photo - yours?)
Not so--decoys.
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