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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 4:33
Viewed: 4575
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Notostira elongata

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Genero: Notostira
Specie: elongata

The large and diverse insect family Miridae contains the plant bugs, leaf bugs, and grass bugs, and may also be known as capsid bugs. It is the largest family of true bugs belonging to the suborder Heteroptera, with over 10,000 known species and new ones constantly being described. They are small, terrestrial insects, usually oval-shaped or elongate and measuring less than 12 mm in length. Some are brightly colored, others drab or dark. Some genera are ant mimics at certain stages of life. Most of the more well-known mirids have received attention because they are agricultural pests. They pierce plant tissues and feed on the juices.

Some mirid species:

Lygus bugs (Lygus spp.), including the tarnished and western tarnished plant bugs, are serious pests in the cotton, strawberry, and alfalfa industries.
Apple dimpling bug (Campylomma liebknechti) damages apple blossoms and small growing fruits.
Honeylocust plant bug (Diaphnocoris chlorionis) damages foliage on honeylocust trees.
Green mirid (Creontiades dilutus) damages many types of field crops.
Potato mirid (Calocoris norvegicus) is a noted pest of potato and clover plants in New Zealand.
Deraeocoris nebulosus prefers other insects to plants in its diet, and has been used as a biocontrol agent against mites and scale insects.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-09 4:37]

Hello Jose,
A very nice neighbour this time! Excellent macro of this interesting and tiny bug with long antennae. Great sharpness and very nice natural colours. Beautiful composition too!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-09 4:39]

Hola José Ramón,
Fine macro of the bug N. elongata. Excellent sharpness and composition with fine neutral green BG, Good detail and lighting.
Me gusta mucho!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-09 5:17]

Hi Jose,
this has gone straight to my favourites!
Amazing macro shot with a brilliant DOF and POV.
Very sharp and detailed shot of this weird creature.
Well done,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-09 5:17]

Buenos días José,
una gran macro,
con los detalles y armónico bg,
perfecto trabajo.

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  • circae (152)
  • [2007-05-09 5:46]

Buen encuadre, foco, y un fondo perfecto para este curioso chinche,diria que esta bebiendo de esa gota de agua...un saludete.

Hello Jose
Intersting bug to shoot,
Great details and DOF,
Fantastic colors and BG,
Superb shot.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-09 7:47]

salut Jose,
une image très esthétique et harmonieuse dans la couleur. Les détails sont fins. j'aurais aimé avoir le bout de la feuille à gauche :)


Hello Jose,
Fantastic shot. I like this pov and composition. Sharpness and exposure are great. Excellent color tone and blurred background. TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-09 13:01]

Hola José Ramón,
Me gusta este insecto tan bien alineado con la planta. Excelentes detalles, punto de vista, pose y fondo. Excelente nota como de costumbre.
Saludos, José M.

buena foto de este extraño chinche. Excelente detalle y buen colorido.

Hola Jose Ramon, splendid bug and lovely drop, wonderful details and great sharpness, excellent light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

very sharp and detailed nicely composed good clean background very well taken Jose rgds Necip.

Hola Jose Ramon.

Parece mentira que circule tanto chinche, a los de las huertas no les hacen ninguna gracia, como le pasa a mi padre que el otro dia paso el sulfato y no dejo uno para la camara.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-10 14:08]

Hi Jose.
Superb sharp macro of this very interesting bug - whose I yet haven't seen.I like beautiful composition with nice POV.Also soft fine colors and good light are amazing.Great your macro work,thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi again Jose!
Another interesting insect! I like it because of the following reasons:
1.it is a very nice picture, with good Dof, POV and details,

2.it is an interesting species (I like to see something new, and usually only Pentatonidae bugs are presented on TN)

Summarizing, very nice work! :)
Best greetings from Lodz,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-05 18:28]

Hi Jose,
beautiful composition in green hues and colours. Excellent diagonal lining.
I love its presentation.


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