Two Reddish-brown Shield Bugs: What Are They Doing?


Hey everyone! Today I want to share some macro shots with the Fascinating Insects community.

This is a pair of reddish-brown shield bugs that I found in a bush near my son's school. Look at their shields! The texture is very similar to turtle shields. They emit a foul odor that stings the nose quite badly. That was enough for me to identify that they were stink bugs belonging to the Pentatomoidea family (Leach, 1815).

What are they doing? I think they are getting ready to mate. Oh no! I must have disturbed their happiness. I wish they will after I'm gone.













CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC Smartphone
LensExternal Macro Lens 20mm
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia

My daughter and I just enjoyed looking at these (Hattie loves bugs!). And Hattie approves!

Really? Thank you. I think you should often take your daughter for walks explore the insect kingdom. She will definitely enjoy it. 😊

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It's like a turtle, broe.

Yup, the shield is very similar to the turtle shield. Thank you for stopping by. 😁

Great macro work. I wonder if they might be fighting over territory. Do males and females look the same.

Great macro work. I wonder if they might be fighting over territory. Do males and females look the same.

Thanks for the compliment, dear. I thought they were a male and female pair. Often, the physical characteristics of females are slightly larger than those of males.

amazing.... very nice picture

Thank you, rama.😊

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¡Oh! qué hermoso trabajo.

Gracias amigo. 🙂