All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Shield Bug</strong>
<em>Brochymena</em> spp.
Oak Ridge, TN
June 11, 2008

We found this Shield Bug eating a caterpillar during a walk through the field at the 2008 AMSE Science Camp. I was thrilled to be able to photograph the harpoon-like...
Shield Bug
Brochymena spp.
Oak Ridge, TN
June 11, 2008

We found this Shield Bug eating a caterpillar during a walk through the field at the 2008 AMSE Science Camp. I was thrilled to be able to photograph the harpoon-like piercing mouthpart (brown part) of the bug. It appears to be kept in a "sheath" when not in use. How cool is that!?

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