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Tessaratomidae Nymph

Tessaratomidae Nymph
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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: 2006-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 4:11
Viewed: 4814
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Tessaratomidae
Common Thai Name: แมงกระแท้

Shield bug and stink bug (or shieldbug and stinkbug) are common names applied to various insects of the Hemiptera order (the "true bugs"), in the Heteroptera suborder. Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. The stink comes from aldehydes such as CH3–(CH2)2–CH=CH–CHO, and is chemically similar to pheromones.

The nymphs, similar to adults except smaller and without wings, also have stink glands.

The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts which most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat other insects. When they group in large numbers they can become significant pests.

The superfamily Pentatomoidea consists of generally shield-shaped true bugs.

Other species that resemble shield bugs are found in the Coreoidea superfamily.

(From Wikipedia)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-17 4:34]

Ha Ha!! What a funny looking critter!
A superb shot of this bug which is unknown to me.
+++ The POV is great and shows its weird shape.
Superb sharpness and crisp edges.
Nice colours aswell.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Jitti.

Hello Jitti
Excellent shot of this Shield bug Nymph,
Perfect focusing,lighting and BG,Superb shot.


Hello Jitti,

Interesting picture. Good sharpness and nice colours.


Hi Jitty,
Amazing capture of this insect!
I like so much the clear details and sharpness got on the picture.
It's so curious the way it have the core curved upwards.
Very interesting the info given in your notes about its nymph stage.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-17 8:44]
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Hello Jitti,
this is a sharp picture of a rarely presented bug.
In a book on tropical bugs, I have in my library, just this species is figured but unfortunately under the heading 'not identified'. So, I can't help with an exact determination.
Thank you for posting apicture of this exotic insect.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-17 10:01]

Hi Jitti,
Splendid shot of this interesting looking bug with awesome details and colours. The shield looks awesome and it seems to be staring at you. Perfect lighting with a great BG to highlight it. Excellent top POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-17 15:42]

Hello Jitti,
very good shot with great sharpness
this is one interestin lookig insect :)
Regards, Dejan

hello jitti,
very interesting species, the pov offers nice view, liked the natural colours and the composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Super colour and focus. What a lovely shot.

Una gran macro con fabulosos detalles.
Buena nitidez y gran iluminación.
Una nota util.
Ciao Jitti, JL.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-18 3:51]

Hi Jetti
Very nice presentation of an insect that I never saw before.Very sharp image whit great details and lovely colors.
TFS Michel

Hello JC,
Excellent details in this interesting creatgure!
Educational quality that allows me to study the finer details in the insect, good natural colours...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-18 4:31]

Hello Jitti,
Great to see your insect posts: practically all show insects that are new to me, like this stinkbug nymph.
Nice sharp presentation on the granite surface that provides a good colour contrast.
Excellent composition too.
Well done and TFS!
Regards, Ivan

Hola Jitti,
Excelente toma de este curioso insecto, gran nitidez, textura y detalles, muy buena luminosidad, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-18 9:14]

Hi Jitti.
What a great macro shot. Amazing reproduction of the wonderful insect and BG. POV is so impressive as well as the diagonal structure of the picture. Lights and colours are also superb. Perfect done and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-19 2:18]

hello Jitti,
Very discreet the nymph of Pentatomidea you show here. I almost overlooked it. Excellent presentation, good sharpness and nice stone-background. And interesting note too!
Best thank

bonjour jitti
c'est agreable de partager sur TN car cela permet de voir des especes que l'on imagine même pas.
l'insecte est net et c'est bien là l'essentiel.

Hi Jitti!
Well my Friend, you are a very good macrophotographer, and everybody knows that. But among many beautiful butterfly pictures, from time to time, you are presenting also another insect. And that is why I decided to comment this picture :)
I have to say that I have seen many bug larvae, but never anything similar to this one! Great shape of its body here presented with perfect DOF and details. Bravo for point of view and colours too!
Best greetings and have a nice weekend!

PS. Thank you for comment to my Tabanus picture :)

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