All I know about this creature here is that it is likely to be a bug (Hemiptera). I`ve never seen anything like this before.
If anybody has any idea what this is, please do leave a comment.
My wife says it looks so funny as if it is using its front legs to raise itself off the ground, while it uses its hind legs in front to walk!
The creature was quite co-operative while I obtained these images and sat basking in the sun.
How many unique creatures like this exist in our midst but go undetected!
PS - From trawling the net this seems to be a cousin of the lantern bug - Epiptera europea