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I’m not a bug person, so I tend not to wonder what kind of insect I’m looking at. Actually, I tend to run away instead of looking at all. But even I have to admit that these bugs are pretty mysterious.
According to Storyful, Mandy spotted these strange little bugs on the side of her house in Houston. She had no idea what they were and had never seen anything like them before.
People in the comments have suggested they are anything from southern green stink bug nymphs to kudzu bugs, but no one has been able to 100% identify these unusual insects.
An entomologist at Texas Invasives has confirmed the species to be Homaemus proteus (in the nymph stage), a particular kind of Scutelleridae bug, aka Jewel bug/Shield bug/Shiel-back bug
originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: crayzeed
Oh they're not tics - and actually tics look much different thank goodness - they are nasty critters for sure.
Ugh I hate those things!