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This unique bug from the family scutelleridae, has an extended scutellum covering its entire abdomen and wings. A single movement of this shield and the wings slide out sideways for a one step rapid launch to escape. This bug was extending its left and right wings separately, possibly cleaning or stretching. .
In a nature reserve by the river beside the inner city of Melbourne.
(Scutelleridae) Two of these scarce insects were found on Thorny Box, Bursaria spinosa.