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Pentatoma rufipes larva

Pentatoma rufipes larva
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.7, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-27 3:39
Viewed: 2741
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The forest bug, Pentatoma rufipes, is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands worldwide. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange markings on its body and bright orange legs. It is shaped like an escutcheon-type shield, flat, and about 14 millimetres (0.55 in) long. Its distinguishing characteristic is a pair of plates extending forward from the shoulders at the front of its dorsal thorax.

The forest bug's main food source is any of several species of oak. It is a sap-feeder and uses piercing mouthparts to withdraw the liquid. It can also be found on other species of deciduous trees. The forest bug is also an agricultural and garden pest, as it will not hesitate to feed on fruit and nut trees. Occasionally it will consume other insects.

Adults lay eggs during the summer in the cracks of tree bark, and the larvae hatch the following spring.

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Hi Jirek,
Great shot of the forest bug, interesting point of view, great details sharpness and nice natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Serwus Jerzy,
Widze, ze coraz dokladniej przygladasz sie swoim wlosciom! Namierzyles ciekawego stworka.

Hello Jurek,

Fine details in the bug, a successful macro!
I notice you have avoided disturbing reflections from the shiny insect...
Lovely blend of colours!

Pablo -

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-27 5:10]

Hallo Jurek,
widze ze juz sie zaraziles i przechodzisz na makro.Zdjecia tego typu sa naprawde fascynujace tak jak te Twoje.Bardzo ladna kolorystyka z tym zielonam tlem.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-08-27 6:21]

Hallo Jurek,
Very nice close-up ..
Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
have a nice weekend,

Hi Jurek,
Very nice macro of this sheild bug. Great colors and details on its back. Intersting notes. I think the DOF is a bit to small however. I like it.

Bonjour Jurek,

Les couleurs du fond mettent bien en valeur cette punaise.
Jolie macro

hello Jurek
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours \
thanks greeting lou

Hallom Jurek,
a good macro of this forest bug, fine details and beautiful colours, well presented
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Jurek,
Brilliant colors and excellent focus.
It is a very nice composition. Splendid POV and clarity of this tiny bug.
Thanks for sharing!

Jurek, great macro of this shield bug. It has good sharpness, detail and great bokeh.
Have a wonderful weekend, Bill

Hello Jirek,
an very nice macro taken by you.
Good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.


Complicado encuadre, aunque efectivo. Buena luz y bellos colores,
aunque la cabeza del insecto se quedó algo lejos :o)

Saludos Jurek.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-06 3:52]

Hrllo Jurek,
such a special insect well taken in good view. Very near close up and the details are well seen and presented. I like the way you frame it on the leaf.


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