AKA Death Head bug from the family Scutelleridae. If you look closely you can see his skull like face. Indigenous communities believe that this bug is an omen and death to your family will result if this bug is killed. It was discovered in 1778 by British entomologist Dru Drury. This species masses in dense groups of several hundred on fruit trees and are considered as a pest as they feed on the young shoots and sap of valuable crops such as Cashew trees, corn and cotton. The bright colour is said to warn predators of its toxicity.
14.5x14.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.