Crawlies with Cri

Crawlies with Cri: Shield-backed bug (Stethaulax marmorata)

Shield-backed bug (Stethaulax marmorata)

This week’s crawly has a familiar shape and is part of a familiar family but is quite unique. Meet the Stethaulax marmorata - shield-backed bug. We’ll call them “marmor” for short.Don’t panic. These are not marmorated stink bugs. “Marmorated” means “To be veined or streaked like marble”, so it’s used as a descriptive name of more than one species of . . .

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