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Sheild BUG

Sheild BUG
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 12:02
Viewed: 2911
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order and, as such, share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. They are commonly referred to as shield bugs, chust bugs, and stink bugs. Shield bugs 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.

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.

Other species that resemble pentatomoids are found in the superfamily Coreoidea.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea

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Hi Kapil,
Good capture, a very particular insect.
Good Composition and colours.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Kapil,
Beautiful bug well presented. Maybe clone out the highlight in th eupper left but very good image as is.

Very good macro of this Shield Bug, Kapil.
Except for a little noise in the BG, it is a very well composed image.
Well done and TFS.

hello Kapil
very nice picture with great details and a nice pose to see this bug very good
the colours and light are beautiful
i like bug ,if you want i have many in my info picture,s of greece on TN
thanks greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-03 21:42]

Hi Kapil.
Amazing insect, very nice pictured scene at whole and excellent quality of the shot. Composition of the shot is simply blameless. My compliments and TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-03 23:01]

Good capture of this stunning bug with fine design. tfs.

Very beautifull capture, sharp details, nice colors and BG.
TFS, regards,

amazing bug, TFS Ori

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  • amruta (36)
  • [2011-04-04 3:08]

Hi kapil,
Good capture of this bug.
Good sharpness,colours & details.
thanks 4 sharing.

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