In the days of the Roman soldiers... they used shields to protect themselves from enemies. Their shields were used offensively, being heavy and dense enough to stun or wind an opponent. Sound familiar? Yes, it fits the most despicable bug in the world.. What you ask? The "Scurrilous Stink Bug" or the brown marmorated Halyomorpha halys.
The dictionary defines "scurrilous" as:
—Synonyms 1. vituperative, insulting, offensive. 2. vulgar.
And, in my opinion, this perfectly describes this insect. Why on earth were these insects created? I believe in all living creatures having a place in this world, and I have read about Noah's Ark however, with this bug, I'm scratching my head as to why it exists as it serves no relevant or useful purpose. It doesn't eat other insects, nor do other insects find them appetizing!
Can we rewind history back to 2001 when these insects made their way from Japan, Korea and China in to the United States? I think perhaps our border patrol could have done a better job of preventing such a stampede, wouldn't you agree?