Dead shieldbug

Dead shieldbug

Observation - Dead shieldbug - UK and Ireland. Description: An identification would be nice, but really I would like to know what has made this happen. The shieldbug is dead, but tightly attached by its back to the tree trunk. Any ideas why?

An identification would be nice, but really I would like to know what has made this happen. The shieldbug is dead, but tightly attached by its back to the tree trunk. Any ideas why?