Jewel Bugs Mating
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|These bugs are also known as 'Metallic Shield Bugs' (Scutiphora pedicellata), I had shot these ones at one of my weekend visit to Omkaar Hills.|
Metallic Shield Bugs can be found on leaf letter or under bark. They feed on vegetable, garden plants, trees and fruits. The bugs are metallic green in colour with orange and black patterns on the top. Underside of their body is bright red and black.This bug are in the Shield-backed bug family.
Shield-backed bugs are plant suckers. They can be distinguished from other shield bugs by their scutellum completely covered the whole abdomen and wings. This is why sometimes they are miss-recognized as beetle. They are easily distinguished from beetles by having sucking mouthparts and the shield on the back is continuous, not the divided wings cover with separation at the middle.
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Very nice photograph, very nice composition. DOF and the colours are brilliant.