A commonly occuring Jewel Bug that goes by the name ‘Lychee Shield Bug’ or Chrysocoris stolli. Pretty little thing with an iridiscent shell.
Note the position of the legs. Bugs and insects have a tripedal gait, whereby they move alternating legs in a synchronized manner. In this still you can see the legs R1 (the photographer’s right), L2, and R3 as having moved up fractionally. The other three legs are firmly fixed while this happens.
Metadata. Canon Powershot G11. ISO 80. f/4.5 at 1/50 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Taken in October 2010 at Karanji Lake, Mysore, India.