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Tritomegas bicolor Pied Shieldbug

Tritomegas bicolor Pied Shieldbug
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Copyright: Rafaila Florentina (Danye) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (90)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 5:47
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Tritomegas bicolor Pied Shieldbug
Family: Cydnidae
from: britishbugs.org.uk

A distinctively marked black and white shieldbug which is unmistakeable as an adult. Like other members of this family, it is a ground-dwelling species, but may be found feeding on the aerial parts of white dead-nettle and black horehound, the main hostplants. The sexes can vary considerably in size.

Widespread in southern Britain in hedgerow and woodland edge habitats, becoming rarer northwards and absent from Scotland and Ireland.

There may be two overlapping generations each summer and females exhibit brood care of the eggs. While later larval stages are characterstic, early instar nymphs lack the pale patch on the pronotum and may be confused with those of Eysarcoris venustissimus.

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Superba fotografie.Nu am cuvinte.Extraordinar de bine facuta.Felicitari multe.Alin.

Wonderful capture with their capsule.

Hello Rafaila,
ecxellent work, never seen it before, sharp enough details, natural colors and nice lighting,
TFS and regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-07 7:17]

Salutare Florentina,
interesanta aceasta captura a ta. Imi place cum ai realizat-o si redat-o.
Nu imi ramine decit sa-ti urez bun veit pe TN, puncte multe si comentarii frumoase si instructive.
O zi frumoasa,

Deosebita calitatea si culoarea acestei capturi.Felicitari pentru momentul special capturat.

Hello Rafaila,
Fantastic shot with the bugs just coming from their eggs. A rare capture on TN. The colors and sharpness are very well managed. Details on the eggs are beautiful too. Congratulations,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-14 13:47]

A wonderful macro shot with great composition.TFS.

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