Green shield bug
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|Palomena prasina Green Shieldbug|
A large shieldbug with a dark wing membrane and reddish antennae (4th and 5th segments). Adults are bright green in the spring and summer, but finely punctured with dark marks. They become a darker bronze-brown prior to winter hibernation.
There is one generation per year; the nymphs feed on many deciduous trees and shrubs, particularly hazel, and can be found from June to October. Later nymphs are often darker than those found earlier in the season. Newly-emerged adults may show a pale wing membrane, leading to possible confusion with Nezara viridula, a recent arrival in southern England.
Common and widespread throughout Britain and Ireland, becoming scarcer further north. May be found in many habitats, including parks and gardens.
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nice lines in this shot. and good focus
nice first two entries here on TN
Well composed and good macro photo!
You draw it out good color tone in the whole indeed, I think. Because hue is different from the background, the leaf, and the insect, it sees and it doesn't get tired though all the colors almost are greens. And, it's excellent on having not the noise.
- [2009-07-15 8:12]
Din nou o poza reusita...imi plac mult culorile.