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Copyright: Betty Khoury (Betty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
Exposure: f/4.8
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-10-29 7:09
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Points: 12
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Insect of the : Heteroptera order : Pentatomidae suborder : Palomena prasina (advanced larval stage)

Palomena prasina, a.k.a the green bug, is a well-known garden dweller where it does not cause any appreciable damage; its only disadvantage lies in the unpleasant odor that it releases.

The head, though free, is not very mobile; bearing the eyes, five segment antennas (characteristic of the Pentatomidea family ) and mouth parts which form a rostre. The rostre articulates backwards and rests against the ventral face, between the legs; at the time of puncture it is set vertically, perpendicular to the body.

The prothorax, or corselet, is the most developed part of the thorax; the mésothorax consists of only the scutellum; the métathorax carries the opening of the famed odoriferous glands at the base of the hip of the third pair of legs .

The first pair of wings is transformed into hémélytres. The sclerified basal part consists of the corie and the clavus whose posterior edge is encased in the edge of the scutellum to form a continuous rigid dorsal protection; only the posterior part of the wing remains flexible: it is the membrane. The posterior wings, entirely membranous, are linked by a coaptation with the former wings during flight.

The abdomen has theoretically eleven segments, but the last are modified to constitute the génito-anal reinforcement, hence only six segments are visible on the ventral face.

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To hummingbird24: Nice WSBetty 1 10-30 06:24
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Hello Betty,

I very much like this image and will check in to find out more about it.

The details are sharp, colors are wonderful, POV and lighting are good.

I have done a ws, hope you don't mind.

Nice job, thank you.

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-30 3:11]

Very interesting composition, with a nice red / green colour contrast. Excellent sharpness on this green bug, and also on these fuits on witch it is actually feeding with its well-seen stinging mouthparts. Thanks for showing, Patrick

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-30 16:33]

fajne zdjêcie Betty. Dobra kompozycja i jako¶æ, fajne kolory. dobrze zrobione.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-30 23:55]

HI betty,
Nice shot. your frame works well to complement your fine photograph.
Nice colours and composition.
Great work

Really a good macro! The colours are beautiful and the subject really prety!
Bye Tom

Oi Betty,
Que foto maravilhosa!!
Excelente qualidade nas cores,detalhes, nitidez, composição, iluminação e produção!!
Saudações do Brasil!

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