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Juvenile Stink Bug

Juvenile Stink Bug
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-11 6:36
Viewed: 4261
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentatomidae, Greek pente meaning five and tomos meaning section, is a family of insects belonging to order hemiptera that includes some of the Stink Bugs and Shield Bugs. Their antennae are 5-segmented, which gives the family its scientific name. Their bodies are usually shield-shaped. The forewings of stink bugs are called hemelytra, with the basal half thickened while the apex is membranous (as are the hindwings). The name stink bug derives from their tendency to eject a foul-smelling glandular substance when disturbed; in some species the liquid contains cyanide compounds with a rancid almond scent. This is a form of antipredator adaptation.

The idiomatic term "stink bug" is also applied to distantly related species such as Boisea trivittata, the "boxelder bug", and entirely different types of insects such as beetles in the genus Eleodes ("pinacate beetles").

Many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered agricultural pest insects, because they can create large populations, they suck plant juices and damage crop production, and they are resistant to many pesticides. However, some genera of Pentatomidae are considered highly beneficial: the anchor bug, which can be distinguished by the red-orange anchor shape on the adult, is one example. It is a predator of other insects, especially Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, and other pest insects.

Known as jumiles, chumiles, chinche de monte, or xotlinilli, various stink bugs are part of Mexican cuisine. Known as bọ xít in Vietnamese, stink bugs are also found in Vietnamese cuisine.[citation needed] They are also commonly eaten in Laos, and are regarded as delicious due to their extremely strong odor. The insects are sometimes pounded together with spices and a seasoning to prepare cheo, a paste mixed with chilies and herbs.


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Hi Ram,
great sharpness and composition. Interesing specie. Amazing point of view. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Ram
very nice picture of this bug
great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr. Ram,
Very artistic shot!... I like it, in special the lines provides by the small curved branch ande difficult but nice POV!... Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-11 8:39]

Hello Ram,
Nice photo of this Stink Bug. Great sharpness and a good DOF. Beautiful natural colours.

Ciao Ram. Excellent DOF, sharp and details. Special contrast.


Ciao Ram, lovely bug on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-11 15:06]

Hi Ram.Very interesting and rare bug and an excellent capture in sharpness and colors,not easy in the difficult light of the forest,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,

Excellent details in this little fellow!
I like the composition with the withering straw, DoF is accurate and isolates the subject nicely...
Colours are natural, all together a fine macro presentation!

Pablo -

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