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Sloe bug

Sloe bug
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Copyright: Jan Hamadak (hamady) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 9:31
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Points: 2
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Dolycoris baccarum Sloe Bug
Family: Pentatomidae

A large and distinctive purple-brown and greenish shieldbug which is covered with long hairs. The antennae and connexivum are banded black and white. During the winter, the ground colour becomes uniformly dull brown.

This bug overwinters as an adult, emerging in the spring. Larvae, which are also hairy, may be found on numerous plants besides blackthorn (sloe), particularly those in the Roasaceae. The new generation is complete from August onwards.

Common and widepsread in many habitats throughout Britain, particularly hedgerows and woodland edges, becoming scarcer in the north.

Adult: All year
Length 11-12 mm

info source : www.britishbugs.org.uk

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-24 9:53]

Hello Jan
Nice capture with great details and vivid colors.
Well done.

Un Pentatomidae de color muy diferente a los de Argentina que son verdes o marrones con muy buen angulo de toma.

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