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Eurygaster integriceps (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Scutelleridae - (shield-backed bugs)

This family of bugs contains around 450 species, including some important plant pests. They are related to the Pentatomidae and like that family have an enlarged scutellum. However in the Scutelleridae the scutellum is even larger and often covers the whole abdomen. Many species have bright colours and the family is also called "jewel bugs". The adults have a size of up to 20 mm.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera are currently entered under Scutelleridae: