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March 2012 - Red-Cross Shield Bug
Red-cross Shield Bug, Elasmostethus cruciatus
Red-Cross Shield Bug, Elasmostethus cruciatus
The Red-Cross Shield Bug has an amazing colouration with a very distinctive red cross. Its two antennae each have five segments. Shield Bugs are often called Stink Bugs and are part of the order called Hemiptera - The True Bugs.

You can learn more about this order and much
more about bugs by visiting our Guide to Bugs page.
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