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'Safety in Numbers' - Giant Shield Bug nymphs (Pycanum sp.), recently hatched from eggs, with a final individual still to emerge. By staying in a tight group, the nymphs increase the effectiveness of their striking defensive aposematic colouration to ward off would-be predators. I discovered this scene on the underside of a leaf whilst exploring the rainforest at night. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo. June. Lit with diffused off-camera flash at night.