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Scutelleridae - Metallic Shield Bug

Scutelleridae - Metallic Shield Bug
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jewel Bug of the World, Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 11:18
Viewed: 6467
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have to thank Sumon Sinha (Mana) that he posted the same bug a few days ago. I got the family name of this bug from his post. I guessed that because of metallic body so this must be Metallic shield bug. This is as far as I can go. To make this picture complete a help in ID is much appreciated.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropods
Superclass: Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class: Insecta - Insects
Subclass: Pterygota - Winged Insects
Order: Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (มวน)
Suborder: Heteroptera - True Bugs
Family: Scutelleridae - Shield-backed Bugs (มวนหลังแข็ง)
Sub Family: Scutiphora pedicellata - Metallic Shield Bug

Scutelleridae are otherwise known as shield-backed bugs, a reference to the fact that their shield is continuous, not divided. Because bugs in this family are usually brightly colored, they are also known as Jewel bugs. These insects feed on plant juices, and are closely related to stink bugs.


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it is very nice macro..

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-24 11:24]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful macro of this bug. Lovely mettalic colours and sharpness. I like your POV which shows a part of its bottom. The BG is superb. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-24 11:24]

Hi Jitti,

Fantastic macro of this bug. The emerald green is beautiful and it looks textured. Good to see the underside as well as the top. Amazing colors and details.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-24 11:49]

jitti very well composed shot. The composition and the pOv and other details are good. TFS Ganesh

Hello JC,
Fine details are captured in this well done macro!
Attractive colours and patterns in the bug, well done to avoid reflections from the shiny shield...
Good composition with fine lines!
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-24 12:43]

Hello Jitti,
Very fine macro of this beautiful bug in a nice position on the leaf. Details are very sharp and colours beautiful. Interesting POV and nice soft background too.
TFS and regards,Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-24 13:13]

Hello Jitti,
Fine macro of Jewel Bug shown to a high technical standard. I especially like the POV showing the legs, and both upper and undersides. There are many species of Jewel Bug and I cannot help you on the ID but it is nice to see!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Sumon also calls it Jewel Bug, JC. I think this is the correct ID.
The picture is taken from a good perspective, giving the view of under-belly as well as of the shiny, colourful back of this attractive insect.
Well done and TFS.

bonjour jitti
un tout petit voile sur la photo me semble t'il mais superbe couleurs metallisée,bonne netteté et details.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-24 14:21]

hi Jitti,
très jolie macro de ce petit insect "métalic", la couleur brille. Bon POV, bonne couleur. Reste un peu de bruit sur l'ensemble.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-24 14:41]

Hello Jitti, impressive capture, excellent macro work, what a beauty, great POV, composition, and sharpness, the collors and details are fantastic..well done...

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-24 15:12]

hi Jieei, good shot , nice coloures, excelent composition , and useful notice,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-24 16:09]
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Hi Jitti

What a splendid macro work and a beautiful subject!
The DOF here is impressive and it manages to keep the entire subject in such a great focus! I'm really impressed by the quality of your last macros especially taking into considerration that they are taken with an S3 IS. Just out of curiosity: do you use any extra lens?
Anyway, the level of magnification is again brilliant, just like the impeccable sharpness you obtained.
Splendid natural colors and reflections as well as compo.

Bravo and TFS

Lindo bicho y exelente macro!!

selam jitti; excellent close up shot of this wonderful bug and ,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-25 9:58]

Excellent and very clean macro with outstanding details. Great low POV. Nice colors and exposure with great DOF. Well presented with perfect composition.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-29 19:39]

Hi Jitti,
quite an interesting POV, tthis way we get to see the top and the below of this bug.
Great colors, the metallic textire comes through very well.
Excellent sharpness and good composition.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-31 6:49]

WOw Jitty,
This is a realy beautiful capture of the Metalli Shield Bug.
Super colours thta you have highlighted.
The environ is good too.
TFS & Cheers

Ciao Jitti. Great POB top details and sharp. Exciting metallic!


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