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punaise arlequin
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-15 2:19
Viewed: 1843
Points: 16
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hello all
I found this bugs at the same place as my previous postings

Graphosoma lineatum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Graphosoma lineatum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as the Italian Striped-Bug and Minstrel Bug.

Graphosoma lineatum can reach a length of 8–12 millimetres (0.31–0.47 in). The body is almost round, with a large shield. The basic color of the upperside of the body is bright red, with wide black longitudinal stripes. The pronotum has six black bands. The antennae are black. Also the sides of the abdominal segments (connexivum) are red with many small black spots. The legs may be black or red, depending on the subspecies.

The bold red and black warning colours (aposematism) indicate that the insects are foul-tasting, protecting them from predators. The nymphs have no the red-black stripe pattern, they are mostly brownish or grayish.
These shield bugs are frequently found on the umbels of Apiaceae (Heracleum, Anthriscus, Foeniculum, etc.) and often on the flowers of the Greater Pignut, Bunium bulbocastanum.

G. lineatum is an insect of warm and sunny areas. It prefers warm slopes and meadows located on south-facing slopes.

G. lineatum italicum is common across most of Europe, while G. lineatum lineatum can be found in North Africa, southern France, Corsica, Portugal, Spain, southern Italy, Sardinia and in the Near East.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-15 3:43]

Salut Jacqueline.Une espece tres commune chez moi aussi dans la tipique pose et sur la plante des carottes sauvages,sa preferee'.Les details sont magnifiques et aussi les couleurs tres brillantes,tres bien fait! Belle journee' et...bonne nuit! Luciano

hallo Jacqueline
super good composition with beautiful colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Ciao Jacqueline, great macro of lovely maiting couple in a beautiful ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-15 18:38]

Hello Jacqueline,
Your Shield Bugs are quite colorful with there contrasting black and red alternating stripes. Tac sharp focus displaying exceptional detail. Colors are well saturated yet natural and the exposure is perfect. You choice of an f/7.1 aperture resulted in very good DOF.

Hello Jacqueline,

Very well captured these bugs in their natural habitat. Well color and good DOF. I like its BG too.
Best regards,

Bonjour Jacqueline,

magnifique photo.
Merci pour le partage.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-19 3:13]

Hello Jaqueline,
Interesting picture of Graphosoma lineatum during copulation.
I like that colour of frame corresponds with natural colours of bugs.
Regards Sigi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-25 9:55]

Hi Jacqueline,
Very nice close-up of this insect in superb colours. Excellent detail and focus.
Composition are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-11-02 16:28]

Excelente trabalho de macro com cores forte e firmes meus parabéns.

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