Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings. This latter characteristic distinguishes them from most other families within Heteroptera, and may lead to misidentification as a beetle rather than a bug.
Original: Acrylic and Graphite on 300 GSM Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper, shipped flat.
Prints: A Fine Art Pigment Inkjet Reproduction on smooth matte paper, shipped flat.
The price includes shipping within the U.S.A. Each painting and print is created and shipped out of my studio in New Hampshire.