Location: Northern Tanzania
January 2, 2011 8:31 am
when on a charity trip to tanzania we found this bug. He was living in dryish grassland on the top of a small inactive volcano. It was mid july – which is their cooler, dry season. There were quite a few around but we’ve had no luck identifying it. Wondering if you could help?
Just last month we posted a photo of this species of Shield Bug and one of our readers wrote in to supply us with a species identification. Karl wrote in: “Picasso Bug and Zulu Hud Bug are the two common names I found for this guy. It’s a Shield-backed Bug (Scutelleridae), probably Sphaerocoris annulus, but there could be similar species.“