These aren’t quite so … umm, … monochromatic as the stinkbugs, their close relatives. In fact, I called these two “chalice bugs” on account of the yellow or green goblets emblazoned on their tough carapaces, until fellow WordPress blogger Elle enlightened me on their proper name … shield bugs!
And this shot shows said bugs getting a little closer. In the interests of the younger WordPress bloggers, we’ll just keep it G- rated and finish off with this photo. No birds or bees involved, but you get the picture. Even if it’s not really there.