Shield Bug?

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This bug was on a honeysuckle in my garden yesterday. I think it's a Shield Bug but am not entirely sure as I didn't see the back of it.
Also the thing coming out of it's mouth, is it part of it or a meal?

I have tried to find out what it is but have had no luck, so am sticking to my first thoughts of a Shield Bug.

I would be grateful if someone can confirm its name.

Lens: Sigma EX 105mm
25/05/2009 - 11:50paullucas
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/180
Focal Length105mm


Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 12:06
I think you're right about it being a sheild bug.
Looks very much alike that little fella.

Nice pic

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Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 16:01
I do not know what kind of bug it is, but I do know it is an excellent capture of the subject - well taken.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,


Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 19:01
Agree with Rees, top shot

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