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Scantius aegyptius

Scantius aegyptius
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital Raw 125 ISO
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-09 4:00
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Points: 12
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Hi my TN's friends, it's been a long time since I uploaded some images, all because of health problems.
Right now I am as usual on Cyprus where I usually hibernates every year.
This picture is from Cyprus, taken in March this year.
I'm not sure of the spices, but I think it is a Scantius aegyptius , I think it is very common, since I found lots of them in my garden.
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some info.
Scantius aegyptius, an old world pyrrhocorid bug, native to the eastern Mediterranean region, was documented for the first time in North America in Orange County during June of 2009. Reports of this insect from other southern California locations (i.e., Riverside County) suggest that this insect has been established for a year or more prior to these Orange County collections.

Description: Adults are typically 7 to 9 mm in length and display aposematic warning coloration of contrasting red and black. The head, antennae and legs are black. The forewings (hemelytra) which cover the back of the insect are conspicuously marked with two round black spots against a bright orange-red background color. The thoracic sternites are red-orange and the abdominal sternites are bright orange-red with various black markings laterally. Nymphs can be entirely red, with increasing dark maculation developing with each molt.

If I'm wrong about the ID let me know.

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Hi Gert,

it's really good to hear from you again, I always liked your original and rare shots of high quality. Of course it is disturbing to learn that you were ill. Spending our long winters in Cyprus is a very good idea for retired persond, but I never had it - so far. Now you lure me into something with this wonderful portrait of a bug never seen before. How you achieve this DOF with f2.8 is a mystery to me. But that what is good aon TN, maybe I learn something.

Best regards, Dieter

hallo Gert
SUPER MACRO from you and allways with very good sharpness
the colours and light are also beautyful
great shot
thansk gr lou

Ciao Gert, great macro of lovely bug, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-09 11:56]

Hi Gert,i hope that your health problems will finish soon first,and my bet compliments for this great macro from Cyrpus,perfect detail and bright colors for this curious bug that i never seen before,sorry but i don't know the name,i hope that your is correct..ehehe....have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

bravo!nice work

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-11 2:10]

Hello Gert,
Hope everything is going better now on your health. Wish you all the best.
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Taken from a perfect POV.\

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