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Pentatoma rufipes

Pentatoma rufipes
Photo Information
Copyright: Yves Peeters (dryas) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 110] (1307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, JPEG
Exposure: f/16, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-26 1:19
Viewed: 904
Points: 4
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Red - legged Shieldbug.

Widepspread and common in Europe , wood areas and gardens.
Partly predatory.
Lenght 11 - 14 mm.

Roodpootschild wants.

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Mooie foto Yves
goed van scherpte en mooie kleuren
bedankt weer
gr lou

LOVELY capture of this small bug.

Hello Yves,
This is one species of insect that is always interesting to view due to the vast array of color variation from one country to another. Seems like every region of the globe has it's own distinct variety.
Sharply focused and displaying exceptional detail. I like it's unique markings, especially the red heart shaped pattern on the lower portion of it's back. Super job!!
PS. We have had our own dealings with these critters here in Ohio. If you care to read about them check out this link.


Hello Yves
very good dorsal view of this schieldbug, interesting to see the bright red point onhis back, the details are very sharp, the BG makes a fine contrast
Have a good day

Hi Yves
I have seen many species of these shieldbugs in my country, but I don't know their names.
Excellent picture.


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