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Five Stink Bugs

Five Stink Bugs
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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: 2013-09-09 8:14
Viewed: 1790
Points: 26
[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 xt 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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hallo ram
nice composition of this group
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ramthakur,
Nice composition,great details and lovely colours.

Hello Mr Ram
what great close-up of Pentatomids' colorful world.
Details, exposure and coloration superb. Nicely composed and presented.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-09 10:27]

Hello Ram,
A wonderful macro shot of this interesting bugs.Details, colors, POV and exposure are great on this well timed composition. Regards Siggi

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely bugsh, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi sir....Superb capture...Close-up shot and the details...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-09 11:40]

Hello Ram,
Very nice photo of these Stink Bugs. Very sharply detailed in splendid saturated colours. Attractive composition.

Hello Ram,
Very good macro and nice detalis.
Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-09 15:18]

Hi Ram,a very nice meeting whit this group of bugs,taken whit the best details everywhere along the green,bright colors and nice perspective too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-09 19:10]

Hello Ram,
What a colorful group of stink bugs you have posted. Presented very well and displaying some really fine detail. I love the orange tips on their antenna.
I seem to be seeing more and more stink bugs here in Ohio each year. I read in the newspaper where we are having a population explosion with an invasive species, which are becoming a big problem with certain types of farm crops.

hallo ram
照的清晰 很漂亮的虫子 光线柔合 色彩清澈

Hello Ram
Interesting subject and nice photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-10 5:44]

Hello Ram,
Quite a meeting of these Pentatomidae which have a very fine red colouration, a species I haven't seen until now. I don't know if I would like to eat them, I wonder if you already tried:-). Interesting posting.

Hello Sir.
Very Interesting observation and capture.
we can see all the portion of the bug in one frame, it is nice.
use of flash is appropriate.
With regards,

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