Red legged shield bug

I think this is a red legged shield bug or forest bug, which appeared on granddaughter’s hand in Chirk. Being around 1cm long, it proved quite difficult to photograph with my travel zoom. This was the best shot.

red legged shield bug

These common bugs are sap feeders often seen on oak trees, which were prevalent where we were.

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