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Bug story

Bug story
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-29 14:24
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Of the egg to the baby bug.
The adult bug (Graphosoma italicum) is an Heteroptera Pentatomidae red and black striped.
Story of the birth on a Jacaranda leaf.
1 / laying occurred two hours before this shot.
2 / eggs one days later. The black dot correspond to the "egg tooth"
3 / four days after laying, the red dots correspond to the eyes of the larvule.
4 / nine days latter, first arriving birth.
5 / baby bug at 20 days, isolated on a flower petal. The color is darker than that of larva at birth. There are five larval stages before moving on to the adult insect. It takes about 36 days from the time of spawning and the transition to adulthood.
6 / bug adults.
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LOVE IT...how could you look at these and not comment! AWESOME

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-29 15:43]

Salut Didier,c'est une travail tres professionel et il faut te remercie' pour ca,vraiment interessant,je connais bien cette espece mais je ne connassais pas le cycle que tu montre et aussi les oeufs,une composition super,la photo du jour!! Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-10-29 23:06]

nice composition. it is easy to relate bugs with eggs, if composed like this. good presentation. keep it up. looking for next series of bugs and eggs.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-29 23:18]

Bonjour Didier,
très bien fait ce diaporama de la punaise arlequin.
D'accord avec les commentaires d' Emilio.


Hello Didier,
An interesting collage of the history of development of the insect.

Hi Didier,

Excellent presentation of the bug life from the egg to the adult with fine clarity.
Well done & TFS.

Impressive and beautiful presentation Didier! Excellent photos!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-01 2:37]

Hello Didier,
such a smashing collage telling about the bug. It took so long to be able to describe in picture. Very excellent and noble job with patience and skills.
Congratulations for such a wonderful, sharp and special composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-01 11:01]

Hi Didier.
Thanking your collage now I know more about this common for our places bug. Great set of wonderful images. Every shot is perfect and all together they give excellent idea about the species. Perfect job. TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-26 7:04]

Bonsoir Didier,
J'avais manqué cet assemblage intéressant. Tu as bien fait d'observer le développement de ces oeufs jusquà l'éclosion. Une parfaire documentation pour un cours d'histoire naturelle. Bravo!
Bonne fin de semaine

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