Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Shield Bug


autumn pruning -
stopped by the shining colours
of a shield bug.

as seen on Monday, by the Water of Leith. Click on the photo to see the full beauty of its colours!

17 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the haiku - who could bear to prune with that little sweetie sitting on a leaf. Lovely photo Juliet.

Poetikat said...

I don't think we have those bugs here. Excellent photo and the haiku is marvelous.

Coastcard said...

Yes, CGP, I like the Haiku, too. I have never seen a Shield Bug with those brown markings before - a Water of Leith special?

Cathy said...

I love shield bugs. We have lots around here and especially at mating times. Ours are green all over though. Like the haiku.

I enjoy reading all the "7 things about people", you see on blogs now. You can learn some really interesting facts. Liked the colourful green Christmas cards too. I have just been told that it is five weeks to Christmas...yikes!!!

fourwindshaiga said...

I don't recognize it as something we have here, either. Do they munch a lot?

Titus said...

Loved the haiku.

Like the others, our Shield Bugs are green all over. What's afoot over there?

Michael said...

A beauty. It looks like it has solid silver antennae. Mind the magpies don't get it. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful haiku..I am amazed that you could get that kind of detail with the bug is very green and so is the back ground. I love getting photos of insects.. Super post...

Carver said...

Great shot of the interesting bug.

Team Tabby said...

We like the close-up picture of the fascinating bug, it's so green. We also like your recycling tips for cards and wrapping paper....we will pass these on to our mombean. Thanks for coming to visit our kitty blog, you are welcome any time.

Mindy, Moe, Bon Bon, Cookie & Mike

Mary-Laure said...

I find insects so fascinating...

Gel said...

Fun haiku and interesting bug I've never seen. Hope you enjoyed the events at the Water of Leith. I did click! Thx.

Marvin said...

Tis a more attractive shield bug than I've ever seen on this side of the pond. Definitely worth a click for the enlarged version.

Angela Recada said...

What a lovely little bug! I find myself stopping to admire bugs, too. Their colors, legs, wings, eyes. They really can be quite beautiful.

ramblingwoods said...

I am awarding you the "Green Thinker" award.....Michelle

nadia said...

so they DO exist in the uk too then! we have lots of them here in italy but i'd never seen them in england, i think they're really sweet!

Nicole said...

Neat shot!

I've always loved them.
I first saw them (noticed them), in Korea.
After that I saw them in all kinds of colours (that was my macro mania time)
:)