A STOMPer spotted this strange looking insect at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and says the back of the insect looks like a man's face.
In an email to STOMP today (Feb 28), the STOMPer says:
"The other day when I was visiting the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve I came across this strange insect on the branch of a mangrove tree.
"It has a pair of antennae and six orange legs.
"The back of the insect looks like a man's face with two eyes and a long beard protruding from the chin.
"Could someone please tell me what insect this is?"
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As far as I know, this appears to be a species of shield bug (Pentatomoidea), although my knowledge of insect taxonomy does not allow me to make a more definite identification.