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Copyright: Tabajara Kaiser (taba) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in Brazil - the saga goes on, Rare Creatures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-03 16:40
Viewed: 5240
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I really don't know accurately what this insect is..maybe this beauty seems to be a "hemoptero" seen its exoskeleton, even more, exist in its back a lump that caused me extreme curiosity, therefore I seem a full hunchback of thorns and of slightly different color of the remain of the body, even more sharpened my curiosity, therefore the legs are of an alive orange that enhances the size of the insect, (more or less 3,5 centimeters).. if there's somebody ho knows better more information on this insect I'll be thankful :)

I would like to thanks specially to UMIT and Mariki for the feedback on the name of the insect:

Arilus Cristata
family - Reduviidae
order - Hemiptera

Eu realmente não sei exatamente o que é este belo inseto..para mim parece um hemoptero visto o exoesqueleto, porem existe em suas costas uma protuberância que me causou curiosidade extrema, pois parece uma corcova cheia de espinhos e de cor ligeiramente diferente do restante do corpo, que alias tb aguçou minha curiosidade, pois as patas são de um laranja vivo que realça o tamanho do inseto, (mais ou menos 3,5 centímetros).. se alguem souber mais informações sobre este inseto eu agradeço :)


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Hello Tabajara. Looks like a cross between a crab and spider. I'm sure someone here will be able to ID it. Well captured with low angle exposing the main features here. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-04 0:13]
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hello Taba,
Very interesting looking insect. It might well be some kind of Hemoptera. I hope that some specialist can help. i like the way you caught the attitude of the bug.
Thanks and best regards

Hello Tabajara,

Very nice picture of this bug. It is a wheel bug (Arilus cristata, family Reduviidae, order Hemiptera). Good sharpness and great colours.

The group Reduviidae is now recognized as a family of Heteroptera (formerly sub Hemiptera) is my note. The details are very interesting. To me spider mimicks among the family is fairly common, although i havent seen amy citation on that.

Ótima foto parece um pre-histórico muito bom belo trabalho de macro parabéns.

Hello Tabajara,

This is a very good, sharp image of this bug!
I thought it was a crab from its appearance!
The details of its body have been well captured!

kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm commnts on 'A first for me'

Salut Tabajara
Superbe composition,j'aime bien l'éclairage et les magnifique couleurs de l'insecte et de sa branche.
Les détails sont très réussis

Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-24 2:45]
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hello Tabajara
its interesting and foreign insect for me for this reason i had no idea about its certain ID
i like POV, BG, lighting, colours and details

Hi Tabajara, I never see before a bug like this, thanks, splendid macro with wonderful focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tabajara.
Great macro shot of this... whatever it is.
Great details and contrast.

Hola Taba,
Muy bueno el acercamiento a esa chinche. Coincido con Mariki, creo que es de la familia Reduviidae, más conocidas como chinches asesinas. Buenos detalles y aumento, tal vez la luz no sea la mejor, pero no se si las condiciones podían ser otras.
Un abrazo

Bons detalhes... você tem um ótimo portfolio aqui no TN.. acho que tenho muito a aprender com vc,ainda mais pelo que vi no currículo...
Abraços.. e obrigada pela visita!

Hola Taba, no puedo ayudarte en la identificación de este extraño insecto, pero has conseguido suficiente PDC, para distinguir detalles. Es interesante intentare vuscar información. Un saludo

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-25 4:29]
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Hi Taba,
excellent detail and low POV, i like the way the orange on it's legs really stands out. Well exposed with great clarity, well done!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-10 14:52]
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Hello Taba! Well done on that very sharp macro, lots of great details and a great subject. Well done, thanks!


Bicho legal! Isto que é bacana aqui...nós curiosos da natureza aprendemos que registrar e dividir o encontro com criaturas na maioria das vezes despercebidas é fantástico! A foto como sempre muito bem colocada.!

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-07-17 7:49]

Olá Taba.
Muito interessante esse inseto, parece mesmo pré-histórico.
Ótima nitidez, perspectiva e fundo desfocado.
Belo trabalho.

Hi Tabajara

It's a really beautiful picture of this great looking insect! If you don't mind I would like to correct you on the species name tho, it's an Arilus carinatus. The A. cristata only lives in North America and the orange color on the legs are not this prominent.
Best regards,

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