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The parent bug is a shield bug, a type of insect characterized by its shield-shaped body. It is so named because adults remain with their offspring for several weeks after they hatch; this is relatively rare behaviour in the insect world. Adults are approximately 12 mm long.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018.