A very colorful juvenile stink bug (also known as a shield bug) on a daisy-like flower (likely a coneflower). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO 100, open shade, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (November 2013)
Top 10 in “December Avatar” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (November 2013)
Top 10 in “Stink bugs” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (November 2013)
Featured in Love These Creatures (9 November 2013)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (9 November 2013)
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