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Ornate Shield Bug Fairly colourful, with two &#039;horn&#039; like structures on its shoulders.<br />
Saw this during a night walk and she was brooding her eggs.<br />
The tiny &#039;black thing&#039; on the bottom and last egg is a Parasitoid Wasp, it was very tiny, I didn&#039;t noticed it when taking the pictures.  Parasitoid Wasp are known to deposit their eggs into the eggs of other Insects. Eggs,Fall,Geotagged,Malaysia,Ornate Shield Bug,Parental care,Pygoplatys lancifer,Shiel Bug,Stink Bug,sabah Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Ornate Shield Bug

Fairly colourful, with two 'horn' like structures on its shoulders.
Saw this during a night walk and she was brooding her eggs.
The tiny 'black thing' on the bottom and last egg is a Parasitoid Wasp, it was very tiny, I didn't noticed it when taking the pictures. Parasitoid Wasp are known to deposit their eggs into the eggs of other Insects.

    comments (5)

  1. So much going on in this single photo, a great story told. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, fchristant.
      Its one of my favourite spotting during that trip.
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. I can imagine. And all those different patterns on a single species, like evolution just couldn't decide and pick all options :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. That's an amazing shot, what a sighting! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Claire Hamilton and yes, it was :) Posted 3 years ago

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Pygoplatys lancifer is a shield bug in the Pygoplatys genus.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 6, 2016. Captured Oct 19, 2015 20:39 in Jln Stesen TV Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/27.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 56mm