Green Shell Bug
May 27, 2009,
The Green shell bug has very small brown legs and an almost nonexistent face. I found it near our front door by the dog kennel. We are in Northwestern Virginia. If the bug is on it’s back it can’t make it’s self upright again and it doesn’t appear to have wings. It measured as 1 1/2 cm long, it’s legs are sticky.
What bug is this, my girls ages 8 and 6years would love to know.
First, we apologize for the six week delay. Our fast new computer is allowing us to answer so much more than before. We are going to try to select one letter a day from our oldest archived requests in an attempt to provide a service to our readership. Now the bad news. This is a Dog Tick. It looks to be engorged with blood. Ticks can carry diseases.