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Yikes! Can you imagine how these legs would feel crawling all over you?  www.frightkingdom.com

Can you imagine how these legs would feel crawling all over you?

Big black and hard by nikolarahme (I laughed at the description! kn)

Big black and hard by nikolarahme (I laughed at the description!

Bugs, Insects, Animales

Jewel Bugs - Family name:  Scutelleridae   There are about 450 varieties of this bug (it's not a beetle!) worldwide.  They are related to stink bugs and can smell bad, but I think their beautiful coloration more than makes up for that :-)

Jewel Bugs - Family name: Scutelleridae There are about 450 varieties of this bug (it& not a beetle! They are related to stink bugs and can smell bad, but I think their beautiful coloration more than makes up for that :-): Animals, Beauti

Rinse off all milkweed before placing it in your caterpillar cage. Soldier bugs and Stink bugs  will make a quick meal out of your defenseless cats!

The Spined Soldier Bug is a predatory stink bug which preys on a variety of other insects, especially the larvae of butterflies, moths and beetles. It is one insect that farmers actually welcome, as it preys heavily on the larvae of many crop pests.

https://flic.kr/p/nkDdei | Beetle Mania | These are Hibiscus / Cotton Harlequin Bugs.  Some people call them "stink bugs."  I call them "fart bugs."

Hibiscus or Cotton Harlequin Bugs - Tectocoris diophthalmus The Cotton Harlequin Bug, Tectocoris diophthalmus (Hemiptera - Scutelleridae), is a large, brightly colored member of the Australian jewel bug fauna. The bug features iridescent blue patches.

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