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Shield Bug

Eurydema Ornata


A colorful shield bug still hanging around till mid May. Havent seen any lately. Male is smaller and has a red abdomen. Female larger with a white abdomen.


Found mating and playing around on grass leaves on a farm near the coast of Surman, Libya.

1 Species ID Suggestions

eeptii x
eeptii x 9 years ago
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OsamaEhtawish 8 years ago

Thank you so much Ashley! It's a great honor to be in the top 10!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Osama, your colorful Shield Bug has made the top 10 arthropod spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 arthropod spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 9th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Colors are amazing!! Congratulations Osama!!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congratulations Osama!

OsamaEhtawish 9 years ago

Wow!! I just found out what SOTD means. Thanks everyone! I am so happy you like it. Looking forward to winning this again. Cheers!!

roemer1 9 years ago

I knew it would be the spotting of the day! It was too cool not to be!

Really stunning coloration.

coopboop 9 years ago

Glorious colors, what a beautiful image! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

Great capture OsamaOmranEtewish,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

triggsturner 9 years ago

Great colours! Congrats on your SOTD.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations Osama

JillBlack 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD love the colours of this shield bug

OsamaEhtawish 9 years ago

Thank you Deepti S for the ID suggestion. I thought it was a stink bug. Now I now it is a shield bug called Eurydema Ornata. Thanks a lot! :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Congrats O' for the SOTD!

Yasser 9 years ago

Welcome to the Project Noah community and congratulations on your very first Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this gem with us and we're excited to see more beautiful biodiversity from Libya. Congrats again!

We've shared the news with our Facebook and Twitter friends too:


CalebSteindel 9 years ago

amazing how a stink bug can have such vivid colors...

Wyrtzen Family
Wyrtzen Family 9 years ago

Cool colors

arlanda 9 years ago


DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

What a bug beauty! I'm sure some caps in your region must have been designed from this one! Hats off Osama!

Spotted by

Surman, Zawiya District, Libya

Spotted on Apr 29, 2015
Submitted on Jun 1, 2015

Spotted for Mission

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