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Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda, 1761)

Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda, 1761)
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Copyright: Christos Zoumides (chriszoumides) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D750, Nikon 105mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-08 10:50
Viewed: 7174
Points: 8
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A European stink (or shield) bug in the family Pentatomidae, Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Poda, 1761) grows to a length of 15mm. It feeds on various broad-leaved woody plants and occasionally on dead insects. To protect against predators, young bugs have stink glands on their back; in the case of adults, these are to be found on the underside of the thorax. If threatened, a strong-smelling secretion is released. They are not good fliers; their sluggish flight makes loud humming noises.

This species is distributed throughout the Palearctic region, more commonly in the southern than in the northern parts of Central Europe.

I found this specimen in Polystipos village, Nicosia, Cyprus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-08 12:28]

Hi Christos,a very sharp capture of this stink bug,the perspective is beautiful and i like a lot the original color of background too,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

This species is here in hibernation, nice sharp picture with excellent BG,Christos.

Thanks for sharing.

beautiful macro. nicely taken beetle. good work

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-05 9:16]

Giasou Christos,
Perfect capture of this insect ..
Good colours and details from a nice POV.
Best wishes,

Hi Christos
Very good. Sharp with lovely background.

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