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Green Shield Bug

Green Shield Bug
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Copyright: Sowndarya Vallabhajosyula (soundaryav) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 16 N: 27] (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 0:03
Viewed: 3568
Points: 10
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All I know about this creature is it is of species 'Green Shield Bug'...but when i was trying to search for the exact name it was amazing to learn that there are so many that i was lost...But what was also interesting to find was that they are also loosely called Stink bugs because they have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The distinctive smell comes from aldehydes such as CH3–(CH2)2–CH=CH–CHO, and is chemically similar to pheromones. The nymphs, similar to adults except smaller and without wings, also have stink glands.
The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts which most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat other insects. When they group in large numbers they can become significant pests.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-01 2:11]

Soundarya, This is a bautiful shot and what I am wondering is how you managed to see it. The white with green is so beautiful. ganesh

Very nice capture and both Flower and Bug are equally Attractive !!!


This is good camera work, Sowndarya. The green Bug is in sharp focus and the details on it are vivid. I can see your motive for retaining part of the flower in this picture for compositional purposes. However, did you try to isolate the Bug at editing level?
Well, I might have preferred the entire attention on the bug itself.
Well done and TFS.

Beautiful macro of this shining bug. Well composed and sharpness on bug and petal above bug is excellent. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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Hello Sowndarya:
This is a very pretty picture with a composition and a perfect definition of luxury. I like it.
The information that this insect is very well documented and very interesting.

Best regards

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