BUG laying eggs-2
|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2011-06-22|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 9:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
This one is from another POV.
Hemiptera (pronounced /hɛˈmɪptərə/) is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others. They range in size from 1 millimetre (0.039 in) to around 15 centimetres (5.9 in), and share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. Sometimes the name true bugs is applied more narrowly still to insects of the suborder Heteroptera only.
The defining feature of hemipterans is their possession of mouthparts where the mandibles and maxillae have evolved into a proboscis, sheathed within a modified labium to form a "beak" or "rostrum" which is capable of piercing tissues (usually plant tissues) and sucking out the liquids — typically sap.
The forewings of Hemiptera are either entirely membranous, as in the Sternorrhyncha and Auchenorrhyncha, or partially hardened, as in most Heteroptera. The name "Hemiptera" is from the Greek ἡμι- (hemi; "half") and πτερόν (pteron; "wing"), referring to the forewings of many heteropterans which are hardened near the base, but membranous at the ends. Wings modified in this manner are termed hemelytra (singular: hemelytron), by analogy with the completely hardened elytra of beetles, and occur only in the suborder Heteroptera. The forewings may be held "roofwise" over the body (typical of Sternorrhyncha and Auchenorrhyncha), or held flat on the back, with the ends overlapping (typical of Heteroptera). In all suborders, the hindwings - if present at all - are entirely membranous and usually shorter than the forewings.
The antennae in Hemiptera are typically five-segmented, although they can still be quite long, and the tarsi of the legs are three-segmented or shorter.
Although hemipterans vary widely in their overall form, their mouthparts (formed into a "rostrum") are quite distinctive; the only orders with mouthparts modified in a similar manner are the Thysanoptera and some Phthiraptera, and these are generally easy to recognize as non-hemipteran for other reasons. Aside from the mouthparts, various insects can be confused with hemipterans, including cockroaches and psocids, both of which have longer many-segmented antennae, and some beetles, but these have fully hardened forewings which do not overlap.
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what an interesting specie!
Great point of view. Nice composition. Quite good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
nice picture now of the front
with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2011-07-15 13:35]
compliments for this original shot with beautiful natural colors and great depth. Excellent POV.
Interesting species Kapil! Interesting behavior too.
- [2011-07-17 11:02]
What a neat capture of this little stink bug while it is laying eggs. I had to look really hard and then viewed your other photo before I could actually see the eggs which are laid in a straight row along the branch. Very interesting and unique photo!!
Very interesting image with the bug looking like it is made of cast iron. Wonderful activity portrayed by you in excellent quality here. TFS and best wishes.
- [2011-07-21 7:54]
beautiful composition of this hemiptera. Lovely green background.
A nice backlight style.