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Palomena prasina

Palomena prasina
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 9:26
Viewed: 3288
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the last days, insect life was 'exploding' ...
... and immediately many species start with reproduction: Beetles, flies and bugs.
So in the next days, I will present some more couples - but of different species.

The picture shows a couple of the bug
- Palomena prasina
- family: Pentatomidae

German: Grüne Stinkwanze

Species information
P. prasina belongs to the more common tree bugs in Europe but becomes rarer in the northern parts.
The species can be found on several tree species such as Tilia and Alnus but also on thistles and stinging nettles.
Body length: about 13 mm.
Similar species: Palomena viridissima.

- bright natural evening light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* Wachmann E. (1989) Wanzen beobachten - kennenlernen. - Verlag J. Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.

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Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this couple shield bugs mating. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Peter, buena composición, nitidez y detalle, el fondo perfectamente desenfocado. Un saludo

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-09 1:54]

Hello Peter, So beautiful they are though they are mating. Lovely clarity and lovely view while looking on the green leaf. Well done Ganesh

Hello Peter, A superb capture of these mating pentatomids my friend with superb details, DOF and POV.


Hi Peter, splendid couple in love with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Guten Tag Peter
Die Themen sind sehr interessant.
Und die Qualität des Photos ist bemerkenswert. Zartheit der Farben und große Klarheit
Danke für dieses Schauspiel

Need I say anything? Nice veiny matress on the bed anyway!


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