|Oechalia schellenbergii [?] with eggs|
|Note: the eggs are completely hidden from view|
|Continuously protecting young after hatching|
It's always gratifying to see native wildlife, of any shape size or variety, thriving and I feel a bit privileged when I get to observe the little miracles in our garden - if nature had a 'like' button, I'd be clicking the hell out of it right now ...
You can find a variety of shield bugs in your garden by looking on shrubs and other plants. Look for leaves that overlap and keep a close eye on the stalks and twigs as these are often favoured haunts of these fascinating little insects.
... take care :)