Nature's Place

Predator – Shield Bug

Came across this fellow recently.

Feeding on a bigger bug.

After a short while the weight became too much and its food dropped to the ground. So I arranged a few more shots.

I put it back where I found it and it immediately went in search of food. And found it in a resident Longhorn Beetle.

The Longhorn Beetle was aware of the bug but was slow moving and it didn’t get away.

Though the LB eventually made a ‘run’ for it.

The SB was tenacious. And the LB walked off into the bush with the SB in tow siphoning off its innards.


© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  3. chloe said, on 13/04/2010 at 6:59 pm

    thats pretty cool

  4. Daff said, on 13/04/2010 at 2:33 pm

    OOhh! amazingly symbolic of living life sometimes!! Great insight,great captures!!!

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