Saucer bug top view
Ilyocoris cimicoides
Saucer bug

The Saucer bug crawls over the bottom under the plants to seek a safe hiding spot. Notice the long hairs on the abdomen. Backswimmers and Lesser boatmen have these too. Maybe they stabilize the insects while swimming.

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