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|Number of cells||3600626|
|Discovered by||Dave Greene|
|Year of discovery||2014|
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The shield bug is the first and largest 31c/240 orthogonal spaceship, completed by Dave Greene on September 4, 2014. Components for the spaceship were found by Dave and many other contributors, including Kiho Park, Chris Cain, Ivan Fomichev and Adam P. Goucher.
The name is a reference to the large kite-shaped area near the front; the entire spaceship was originally intended to have roughly the same shape.
- Dave Greene (September 4, 2014). Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums