Green Shield Bug

I managed to find the time to cut the grass last week.  If truth be known it was probably more a case of finding the motivation rather than the time!  However, I did get out there front and back and was rewarded by finding this little fellow hitching a ride on the lawn mower.

I understand he is a Green Shield Bug – Palomena prasina. I know they are very common and I remember when my youngest son (Oli) was little, he was bug mad, and would very often bring into the house creatures such this to share with the family!