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Pretty Tricolor Staining Bug

Pretty Tricolor Staining Bug
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beetles and Bugs of the world, 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-10 6:37
Viewed: 8086
Points: 71
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pretty Tricolor Staining Bug
(Dysdercus albofasciatus - Berg, 1878)

I appreciate sincerely the collaboration of Osmeterium for the correct identification of this insect.

The notes were already modified with the data appropriate to the same one.

The colors are original, they were not modified neither saturated.
I hope you like it.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Pyrrhocoridae

English: Cotton bug, cotton stainer; Spanish: Chinche negra (general), chinche guacha (general), chinche tintórea (Uruguay), chinchorro (Ecuador), churumbo (Peru); Portuguese: Barbeiro, percevejo manchador.

Nearly oval and elongate. Back is black, with a transverse whitish-yellowish stripe; venter is bright red. Antennae and legs are long and slender. Larvae smaller, wingless, bright red.

Tropical South America, following the distribution of their host plants.

Canopy and flowering and fruiting twigs of malvaceous shrubs.

Adults are mostly solitary; larvae often are gregarious. Adults fly readily if disturbed.

Both adults and larvae prefer maturing or mature seeds; they inject saliva into them and suck the resulting liquid. When no fruits are available, they go to flowers, buds, or growing twigs.

They mate end to end. Eggs are laid on twigs or leaves. Larvae aggregate at the site and disperse progressively as they grow and molt.

Not threatened.

An uncommon secondary pest of cotton crops.

Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/staining-bug

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-10 6:54]

Hello Ricardo,
great macro. The sharpness and colors are excellent.Excellent composition.

Excellent close-up Ricardo! Great composition, nice colors and excellent DOF and details. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ricardo,
never seen or heard of this colourful insect before.
Very nice colours, good POV and details.
Well done. my friend.

Hello Ricardo,
Very nice picture. Excellent pov and composition. Sharpness and exposure are great. We also have similar bug here, only colors are different.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-10 10:04]

This insect is strange and beautiful. In your good macro I appreciate the vivid colors and the great details. Sorry I can't help you for exact ID...
Bravo Ricardo and thanks for sharing with us.

Hello Ricardo!
Very interesting bug you captured. i like that two dots on the face :-) So clooose one! Nice use of flash here. Hey look at that antennae like part on the right leaf! Is it antennae or what? If that is antennae where is the another one? Very interesting indeed!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-10 10:59]

Hello Ricardo,
Very nice capture.POV,colors,sharpness,details,lighting,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-10 11:50]

Hi Ricardo.
You have demonstrated the highest skill. Composition, details, exactness of colours, POV and DOF are great. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Ricardo,
this picture is very well composed, the insect and the plant its sits on seem to be of equal importance.
Although the insect seems to be slightly soft either due to the very close distance or a close cropping from a much larger original image, a good depth of field deliveres a lot of precise information on the insect. The flash might be taken for natural sunlight as it has been placed in a good distance, making the shadows appear very natural.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-10 12:39]

very nice one Ricardo,
well taken shot of this bug, good details and nice to lookat and a fine quality, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-10 13:07]

Hola Ricardo,
Me gusta mucho esta macro con dos motivos relevantes: el bicho y la planta. Un conjunto destacado de geometrías y colores que van bien entre sí y se realzan mutuamente. Bonitos colores naturales, gran detalle y nota técnica y buena.
Un saludo, José M.

Nice capture Ricardo,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure.
Well composed, good informative note and well framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-10 17:02]

Hallo Ricardo,
a nice and excellent macro of this bug. Great sharpness and beautiful colours.

Hi Ricardo,
Great details in the bug!
I appreciate the composition with inclusion of the plant, good lighting and great clarity in colours...
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-11 2:19]

Bugs are fascinating and this is beautiful! A very nice macro, sharp colours and a nice composition with the seed/berry in the background.
Thank you!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-11 3:03]

Hi Ricardo,
excellent shot, unusual insect. I like the colours and sharpness. Interesting note. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-11 4:00]

Ricardo bonjour, well caught this macro of "tricolor seed bug"!! I like your POV and composition too. Good details and nice colors, well done, Didier.

Hello Ricardo,
I'd say it's not a Lygaeidae, it's a Pyrrhocoridae, most probably a Dysdercus sp. (as far as I can see the ocelli are absent and pronotum is laterally margined).
Please cf.:


Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-11 8:15]

Hi Ricardo

Indeed an amazing macro! Really, really close...:)
Nice POV, great manage of flash, good sharpness, colors and DOF. I find its suport very intriguing...interesting spheare :)
Very well done

Bravo and TFS

Hi Ricardo,
The beautiful color saturation is amazing. This really makes the shot. Nice sharp detail with great DOF. Your fill flash exposure was very good here. A unique looking fellow!

Hi Ricardo,
The composition, POV, and framing all lend to an interesting exhibition of this very colorful bug..Clear sharp details, with excellent color, DOF, and exposure. The plant substrate brings in good interest, with it's sperical shape as well.
Very well done.

Bonjour Ricardo
Une excellente photo ,les trois couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Hola Ricardo,
Muy linda e ilustrativa foto, ideal para un libro sobre el tema. Muestra muy bien los rasgos de la especie; la luz y los colores están estupendos, como el macro que has logrado. Muy buena y concisa nota, me sirve porque no creo habelos visto antes.

Hi Ricardo, what an unusual looking bug. The colours have come out very well and it has great details. Lovely lighting and I think your composition is perfect: just including all of that perfect sphere of a bud (or is it a seedhead?) about to open. Beautifully done :)

Deliziosa questa foto macro!
Dettagli stupendi e ottimi i colori, buono il contrasto, bravo!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-12 5:58]

Hi Ricardo, what a good close-up of the Tricolor Staining Bug. Very good colours and sharpness. Well done,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-12 6:28]

Hi Ricardo
Great macro shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, and POV. Also good note
Well done mf


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-08-12 17:13]

Ricardo, mais um excelente macro feito por você. Cores vívidas, excelentes saturação e nitidez. Foto colorida, cheia de vida. Como sempre, excelente nota.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-08-12 17:21]

Ricardo. Estoy viendo esta bella foto tuya. Creo que es muy buena, tiene muchos detalles que observar, como el color de sus alas y el rojo de su cuerpo. Felicidades Luis52. Tu nota muy buena tambien.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-12 21:53]

Hi Ricardo

Wow, Amazing DOF and colours on this shot.The textures are really very good.Excellent composition and POV as well.Very well done. TFS


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-12 23:48]

Hello Ricardo,
Another great composition, the 3 major elements of the image all perfectly framed. Great detail and rich colours, a nice clear shot. Again great DOF and good flash levels for a great exposure. Great work.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-08-13 9:44]

Hi Ricardo,
Again, beautifull details and colors!!
great POV and BG!!
keep going and TFS!!

Gran aumento, bonitos detalles y la composición genial con el capullo que nos permite hacernos una idea de su tamaño. Menos mal que pudiste tambien captar ese rojo tan dificil de los ojos y que aporta tanto a la foto. La PDC es muy buena, tanto en el insecto como en el expositior. Gracias, que pases un buen domingo.

Hi, Ricardo.
Very interesting insect for my eyes. Ecellent exposure with rich colors and sharp everywhere. Good DOF and compo.

Czesc Ryszardzie!
Najwiekszy sentyment czuje do robakow, choc jakby lazily po mnie to narobilabym krzyku. Jak dobrze zrozumialam to jest pluskwiak roslinozerny. Bardzo ladne kolory, pieknie skomponowany kadr i dobra glebia ostrosci.
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje - Roma

bonsoir RICARDO
je cherchais une vue que je n'aais pas encore notée, et je trouve celle-ci, toujours aussi jolie que les autres
je serai une bonne semaine absente pour hospitalisation alors je te dis a bientôt sur TN
amicalement et encore merci bien de tes encouragements

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