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Graphosoma creticum

Graphosoma creticum
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-08-25 4:29
Viewed: 1078
Points: 14
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Graphosoma creticum Horváth, 1909
Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Common name: Cretan Striped Shield Bug

Graphosoma creticum is a rather common shield bug in Crete. According to Gapon (2007) G. creticum is a new synonym of G. semipunctatum. According to the original description, this species differs from G. semipunctatum in the usually smaller size and proportionally wider body, shorter head, longer segment 2 of antennae (more than twice as long as segment 3), more prominent humeri, less narrowed scutellum apically, wider abdomen (mainly due to connexivum), disappearing black maculae on laterotergites (remaining as small dots in inner hind angles) and shape of outer margin of the paramere hypophysis. Length of body 10-11.5 mm, width of pronotum 6.5-7.5 mm.

Source: Gapon (2007) Zoological Institute, St.Petersburg, 2007

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-25 5:27]

Hi Nikos,excellent capture from above of this graphosoma typical of Crete,not red like the common lineatum living in my country but with the same wings design.Very good sharpenss and bright colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Nikos
nice to see this specie of bug
nice details and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely bug, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-25 19:16]

Hello Nikos,
What a beautiful shield bug you have presented to us. The contrasting orange and black colors are so beautiful and I like it's unique markings. I have never seen any quite like this specimen here in Ohio. Focus is sharp and exposure is just right. I really like the vertical stem in your composition. Great shot!!

Beautiful bug Nikos , sharp and great colors.

Thanks for sharing.


hello Nikos
great macro shot, beautiful color of this bug,
fine diagonal composition and excellent sharpness
Thanks for sharing

Hello Nikos,

I was so busy and here network was worst that I couldn't access internet few days well. And now network stable and I'm enjoying my WE.

I can see you are using your new lens very well. Excellent captured against such beautiful BG. I like its composition too.
Thanks for sharing this attractive Bug,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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