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Pentatoma rufipes

Pentatoma rufipes
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-25 12:31
Viewed: 2054
Points: 22
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The forest bug, Pentatoma rufipes, is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands worldwide. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange markings on its body and bright orange legs. It is shaped like an escutcheon-type shield, flat, and about 14 millimetres (0.55 in) long. Its distinguishing characteristic is a pair of plates extending forward from the shoulders at the front of its dorsal thorax.

The forest bug's main food source is any of several species of oak. It is a sap-feeder and uses piercing mouthparts to withdraw the liquid. It can also be found on other species of deciduous trees. The forest bug is also an agricultural and garden pest, as it will not hesitate to feed on fruit and nut trees. Occasionally it will consume other insects.

Adults lay eggs during the summer in the cracks of tree bark, and the larvae hatch the following spring.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-25 12:38]

Hi Jiri,this is common in my country too,and your pic is a great jewel,not easy to take this bug whit perfect details everywhere like in you pic,magnificent colors and the best esposure too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-25 12:39]

Hello Jiri.
Excellent macro shot with superb details, sharpness and colours.I also like DOF and nice blurred BG. Regards Siggi

Ahoj Jiri,
perfect capture. Excellent sharpness. A lot of details. Also excellent point of view. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice day,

Hi Jiri
這蟲我也照過 沒有你照的好看
你的角度很棒 也很創意
光線充足可以整體都看清楚 真是厲害有專業技術

Hi Jiri!
Great shot of this forest bug. Excellent details and sharpness against a very fine blurry BG. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Jiri,
Very good details with attractive light and colour.Nice capture with good POV.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-25 22:45]

Hello Jiri,
beautiful species,good capture p.rufipes,regards..

Interesting subject and great macro Jiri! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Ciao Jiri. Details and sharp are perfect. Beautiful colours amazing playing of light.


Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic bug, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

DANG you are the BUG MASTER!! Adore your macros makes me want to purchase a lens and LOOK FOR BUGS! :)

Hi Jiri,
Very impressive image of this bug in superb clarity, details and colors! I also like your POV and presentation! Great work, and thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!

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