The Rainbow Shield Bug

Dear All – just back in email contact after many travels across Kenya. Was recently at Lake Turkana in northern Kenya (one of the most incredible places I’ve ever visited)… More on that soon. Found this colourful Rainbow Shield Bug hanging out on some bushes – they feed by piercing seeds with their mouthparts and the bright colours are a warning to would-be predators… More from the world of bugs soon!

Is this the most beautiful insect in Kenya?
Is this the most beautiful insect in Kenya?

5 thoughts on “The Rainbow Shield Bug

  1. What a photo! You’re a real professional now, you should enter some of these photos into competitions.

    Would love to hear about your time at Lake Turkana

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