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Pyrrhocoris apterus


Pyrrhocoris apterus
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Copyright: Guilherme Sanches (guilliam8848) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 3 N: 13] (198)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 9:27
Viewed: 5343
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
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Pyrrhocoris apterus
Caracteristicas - Longitud del cuerpo de 10-12mm;alas delanteras claramente acortadas, raramente desarrolladas de forma plena, y de color rojo y negro. El dibujo de las manchas hace parecer una mascara indigena africana, por eso le llamé en mi primero registro, antes de pesquisarlo, "mascara".
Habitat - bastante frecuente en Noroeste iberico, en regiones habitadas, al pie de viejos arboles de tilo o de falsas acacias.
Datos de interés - Conocida como "chinche de la malva arbórea", prefiere chupar las semillas de los tilos y las acacias ya caidas de los árboles, también se encontrando en los frutos de la malva. Los adultos hibernan en tiempo frio, y reaparecen en Primavera/Verano. Al princípio de primavera se pueden observar, agrupados en colonias, en muros o al pie de viejos arboles. En el nucleo de estos grupos, se comprobó que la temperatura es varios grados mas elevada que en el entorno.
Especie parecida - Lygaeus equestris, aun que esta tenga unas marcas distintas y las alas plenamente desarrolladas.

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Impressive photo! Great POV and DOF. The composition is outstanding! Didn't know the name of this species. Thhank you for your precious feedback. My best regards.

Filipe

Hello Guilherme,
Browsing your gallery I find many nice pieces, this one is picked by random but a good example!
Excellent exposure and the bug comes out with good clarity in colours and great details, as it should when macro work is well done...
Final result is presented in an attractive composition!
Considering this I bet you have asked yourself... why only two (now four) points..??
Most of your images are underrated, but I think that is the way it works here... TTT (things take time)..! However it will help if you do some self marketing work... doing workshops, critique the work of others, like that... Make yourself seen then they will see your images too, that is the point!
Good luck!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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