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Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-20 1:09
Viewed: 2044
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

I am not sure about the ID of this red bug. It might be one of the leaf bug or a stink bug.

Thanks Ruby for the help with the ID - Large Milkweed Bug.
Appearance (Morphology)

Milkweed bugs are colored orange (or orange-red) and black. They have a long proboscis which they use to pierce the seed and inject salivary enzymes used to digest their food. Legs are delicate. Adult milkweed bugs have full grown wings which cover the abdomen.
Source: http://insected.arizona.edu/milkinfo.htm

Thanks for viewing!

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Jusni, this is such a beautiful shot of this bug. This looks like a beetle of some kind. Excellent detail, sharpness and POV. Have a great day, Bill

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-20 3:29]

Hello Jusni,
Another excellent photo in good sharpness and details. Beautiful colours and taken from a very good POV. Pleasing choice of composition.

Hi Jusni, Excellent macro photography here my good friend, superb detailed sharpness with impressive clarity, lovely the rich colour saturation, very well balanced picture here Jusni and very well done,
Best Regards,


nice colour of this beetle with great sharpness. good POV, it is really a good capture.

hi Jusni,
such a nice photograph of this baby bug. good clarity and perfect exposure.

now the ID. i think, this is the nymph of Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) from the family 'Lygaeidae'.

thanks for sharing this photograph.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-20 6:21]

Colorful image of this nymph of bug, good image. tfs.

Hello Jusni,
A very nice capture with amazing details and sharpness.
Lovely natural colors and exceptional clarity.
It is a perfect catch with amazing natural colors and perfect WB.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-20 7:12]

Great sharpness and wonderful colours in this image, Jusni!
Perfect POV and exceptional depth; nice blurred background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

hello Jusni

Great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jusni, great macro of lovely bug, splendid sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni
Impressive photo with a very good composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness. I canít help with the ID but I donít think that this is an American species.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-20 11:54]

Hello Jusni,
excellent macro shot indeed,colours are just fantastic, perfect focus with ideal deeph of field.Realy good composition and very nice background.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-20 13:17]

Hi Jusni,a very strange and nice bug,i like the original point of view and the very brilliant colors,excellent sharpness too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jusni

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness details, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-20 22:45]

Hello Jusni,
A fine capture of the nymph stage of this Bug species. I like the semi-frontal POV taken with excellent clarity and DOF, natural colours and set in a pleasing composition against a clean contrasting natural BG.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Hello Jusni,
A magnificent macro picture. Exposure and contrast are well managed. TFS this fine image.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-20 23:42]

Salam Jusni,
such a pretty capture of this bug in nice shine and wonderful colors. The fine details are well presented and lighting s so good.
Very nice view with muted green background.


Ps- Enjoy the holiday!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-21 18:49]

Hello Jusni,
I have seen the Milkweed Bug many times, but never in this early stage of life when the wings are not fully developed. wonderful job of capturing it up close for all to enjoy viewing. Detail is exceptional and colors are vivid yet natural looking. Great work!!

Brilliant capture of this colourful Bug, Jusni.
The light is just perfect. The focus is spot on and the colours are really very rich.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Jusni,
Excellent contrasting colours between the insect and the blurred BG. The sharpness, details and composition are also great. Well done!

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