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Dysdercus cingulatus

Dysdercus cingulatus
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 5:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera.
Superfamily: Pyrrhocoroidea
Family: Pyrrhocoridae
Species: Dysdercus cingulatus

Common name: Red Cotton Bug (feed on variety of plant, not limit to cotton)
Thai common name: มวนแดงฝ้าย
Size: 15mm long, 4.5 mm wide

The insects in Order Hemiptera are extremely diverse in size, shape and color. They have one common characteristic: their sucking mouths. They are incomplete metamorphosis and their young, the nymphs, look much the same as their adults except smaller and wingless.

True Bugs are in Suborder Heteroptera. They usually have flat and soft bodies. Their forewings are toughen on the base area and with a membranous tip part. Their antennae are well developed with up to five segments. Most of them are from small to medium size. Most species of true bugs have stink glands. These glands usually give off a foul odor when the insect is disturbed. All of them suck juice from plants or other insects.
There are about a hundreds families in the Suborder Heteroptera.

Pyrrhocoridae is a family of insects with more than 300 species world-wide. Bugs in this family mainly feed on Malvaceae, including cotton.
A common species in parts of Europe is the firebug.
A few are important crop pests. They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove.


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Hi Jitti,
Lovely macro. The colours on the bug are beautiful and contrast nicely with the vibrant green leaf. Lovely POV and composition. Good job!

Bonjour Jitti
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et le BG et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-15 5:49]
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Just perfect Jitti!
Perfect on everything!
Amaising colours!
Perfect DOF and details!
Perfect POV!
5* and TFS!

Wonderful ! Sharpness and details are excellent, and colors are simply amazing, so very beautiful ! Great composition and POV. This is really a fantastic bug. Thanks for sharing.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-15 6:26]

Hallo Jitti, a brilliant and excellent picture of this bug. You can't have done it much better.

Wonderful sharp focus :) DOF spot on

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-15 7:15]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent close up,
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-15 7:35]

Hello Jitti!
Excellent close up,crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,lighting,colors and composition are also wonderful.TFS...:-)

Jitti, excllent close up, great details, BG, POV and super DOF, TFS Kyle

A masterpiece: crisp clear. Beautiful colors. Good composition. TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-15 8:20]

Hi Jitti,
The most cute bug! No words to describe your photo. PERFECT!
Very good shot, like a picture.
José M.

Hi Jitty,
an eye catching shot of great beauty.
Brilliant colours and excellent details.
Very well composed.
Thank you! Best regards,

PS. Made a little workshop to clean some noisy areas of BG. Hope you enjoy.

What a handsome relative of Filipe's bugs in your country, JC!
An outstanding macro of this lovely species of bug. I love its colours!
The image is perfect in every respect.

magnifique macro.
rien a dire c'est parfait.

Jitti, this is so wonderful capture my friend! I'm confused that such a beautiful colours on this beetle and incredible sharpness, clear and crisp shot you got! To me there is an only nit on the bg, noises, could be eliminated by using neat image, but I haven't got neat image too. That's not important! Exceptional macro! Thank you,

Hello Jitti,
Very nice bug and a very good shot too! I like the POV and framing, picture has good details and great colours.
It's an intersting shot!

super sharp image with excellent details and colours. Good composition and POV.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-15 21:23]

Bonjour Jitti!

Félicitations pour cette belle prise,les couleurs sont extras et la netteté bonne.

Merci pour l'envoie.


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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-05-15 22:15]

Hi Jitti, excellent sharp macro photo, good combination of colors, Juan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-16 6:51]

Jitti, what an excellent composition here. Your colours and sharpness here are quite outstanding I think. And what a pretty bug. Well done,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-16 15:40]

Hi Jiti
Great sharpnes and colours. Good POV, DOF and BG.
Well done


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-17 4:35]

Wooooow ! What a superb and interesting macro that you have very well done ! What is your camera ? The insect is so beautiful. Sharpness and DOF are perfect. Colors are vivid. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Jitti and thanks for sharing.

WOW, this is CLEAR and detailed, just how I like it :)
Beautiful saturated colours, good composition, much better in the workshop.
And it is a very handsome bug indeed.
Thanks very much 4 sharing.

Hi, Jitti.
Nice macro. Very interesting and colorful insect. Well composed and sharp.

Hi Jitti,

Very nice bug and a very good shot too! I like the POV and framing, picture has good details and great colours.
Well done!

TFS :-)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-18 0:17]

Nice and colorful bug, Jitti! Very well captured, with perfect exposition, contrast and saturation. Nice lights!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-05-18 6:59]

Hi, Jitty!
Your bug is pretty as alwais. Sharp to the tiniest detail, this looks a bit dangerous with the bright red & yellow colors, but from your notes I learn that it eats cotton.
Good work!
Best regards,

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-05-18 10:06]

What only colours the nature has not thought up to paint the inhabitants. We need to notice it only. Very beautifully.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-20 15:00]

Hello Jitty
I was viewing through your portfolio and this guy called me so I just had to come and say hello to him.
Boy oh boy, it is a great shot of a beautiful bug and I just love it. The composition is excellent and the colours are truly amazing. The DOF is perfect and it shows details that are an absolute pleasure to behold. The OOF BG is complimentary to the photo and here is the only small nit, namely a bit of noise. However I believe Peter's workshop sorted that out sufficiently. Lastly, the lighting/exposure control was done perfectly. I also liked your notes very much.
Great work and TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-23 4:46]

Hi Jitti.
Beautiful macro, wonderful color details and composition, I like the green in contras with red, maybe is perfect this photo.


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-05-23 21:20]

Muito bom!! Excelente nitidez, cores, composição. Bom POV.
Muito boa macro.

Very good!! Excellent clearness, colors, composition. Good POV.
Very good macro.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-08 2:22]

One of the best Hemiptera shots I've seen so far. just amazing how well you managed to catch so well the details and colorus.
truely amazing!!!

Hello JC,
This is a well designed fellow!
Patterns and colours are just awesome, seems like this one is made to stick out and not to hide...
Image well composed and with good lines, great colours and details all over!
Pablo -

This is a superb capture Jitti,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hi Jitti,
WOW! This is an excellent macro! Superb color saturation and pin sharp detail. You really capture all the fine detail and texture in this guy.
Very well done!

Hi Jitti,
Good macro. The colours on the bug are beautiful and contrast nicely with the vibrant green leaf. Lovely POV and composition.


A wonderful picture. Colourful insect and very sharp.
Pity you don't display technical meta data.
Thanks for sharing!

I like it. Really nice

Stunning picture. Very clear and colorful. I like it, a lot!! Thanks for sharing it.

Very sharp! Could this be the same species as D. cingulatus from Indonesia?

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-05-22 18:30]

Hi Jitti, Beautiful macro of this small insect. It is well coloured and sharp focus. As a bonus i like to see the saw-tooth leaf it is standing on. Excellent work. Murray.

Hello Jitti.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

Hi Jitti,

This is a fantastic shot, the colors are so crisp.


Hallo Jitti
Impressive! This is a first for me. I have never seen anything like this before. Very interesting capture. Thanks as well for the informative note. It is much appreciated. I learn all the time here on Trek Nature. Amazing shot, composition, detail and colours are great. Focus is good, and the details are sharp, captured in a fine pose. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

That`s a good job. Beautifull insect. Congratulations. Best regards.

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