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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-10 4:29
Viewed: 7411
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Suborder Heteroptera

True Bugs
The name Heteroptera, derived from the Greek "hetero-" meaning different and "ptera" meaning wings, refers to the fact that the texture of the front wings is different near the base (leathery) than at the apex (membranous

Life History & Ecology:
Members of the suborder Heteroptera are known as "true bugs". They have very distinctive front wings, called hemelytra, in which the basal half is leathery and the apical half is membranous. At rest, these wings cross over one another to lie flat along the insect's back. These insects also have elongate, piercing-sucking mouthparts which arise from the ventral (hypognathous) or anterior (prognathous) part of the head capsule. The mandibles and maxillae are long and thread-like, interlocking with one another to form a flexible feeding tube (proboscis) that is no more than 0.1 mm in diameter yet contains both a food channel and a salivary channel. These stylets are enclosed within a protective sheath (the labium) that shortens or retracts during feeding.
The Heteroptera include a diverse assemblage of insects that have become adapted to a broad range of habitats -- terrestrial, aquatic and semi-aquatic. Terrestrial species are often associated with plants. They feed in vascular tissues or on the nutrients stored within seeds. Other species live as scavengers in the soil or underground in caves or ant nests. Still others are predators on a variety of small arthropods. A few species even feed on the blood of vertebrates. Bed bugs, and other members of the family Cimicidae, live exclusively as ectoparasites on birds and mammals (including humans). Aquatic Heteroptera can be found on the surface of both fresh and salt water, near shorelines, or beneath the water surface in nearly all freshwater habitats. With only a few exceptions, these insects are predators of other aquatic organisms.

Abundant worldwide. Found in most terrestrial and freshwater habitats.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-10 4:53]

Hello Heinz,
Beautiful series presentation.Superb details, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

Nice photo-kaleidoskop with good picture and sustained by useful info.

Regards, Petru

Hi Heinz,
Very nice collage and excellent presetation.
Very good details and beautiful colours.
Well done!

Nice combo : I recognise a few European turtle bugs & stink bugs (Euschistus & pentatomids )leaf bugs (Leptoglossus) and definatelly a Graphosoma lineatum & a clan of Eurydema dominulus. Echte Deutsche wanzen :) !!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-10 6:06]

Hello Heinz!
Wonderful shots and collage.Each capture is razorsharp and crisp clear.Colors,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-12-10 7:47]

Lovely well presented work Heinz,
Excellent details and an eye catching combination of colours.
Great work,well done.


This is superb!
The photos match very well and every of them has very good quality, framing ... and everything else.
I like it very much!
Thanks for sharing this very interesting pictures :)

Hallo Heinz,
da hast Du mal wieder eine geniale Kollage gezaubert. Eigentlich mag ich Käfer ja gar nicht, aber ich komme nicht umhin mich zu fragen, weswegen. Diese hier sind ja richtig hübsch und so interessant. Besonders angetan hat's mir der grüne mit den bunten Fühlern.
Vielen Dank, super Arbeit, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-10 11:04]

Heinz, it seems there is a party going on.

Excellent composition. Full of life and colors everywhere.

Hi Heinz,
Good sharp detail and colours. Great POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-10 14:17]

Very interesting composition!
Lots of insects well composed on this photo!
Art on photography!

Hi Heinz,
Outstanding montage here! Every shot has such wonderful colors and sharp detail. Very well pieced together. That would look great as a poster size print!

  • Great 
  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-10 15:04]

Great arrangement, excellent work. Interesting notes, never saw the yellow ones. Thanks for sharing, greetings Reina

It is a colorfull arrangement of "buggy" flowers. :)

Nice to get a look at them all, Heinz. My favourite is the green nymph at the bottom.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-10 16:14]

Hi Heinz,
very nice collage, very colourful and most shots with good detail. My favourite is the striped red-black one at the top, it very much draws my eye.
Don't know about the double centerpiece, though with the different portrait formats it stands out this way. Wonder how the effect would have been with a larger landscape one instead. Don't have much experience with collages yet, though I have ideas for a few that I want to try out.
A beautiful tapestry effect, well done!
Kind regards,

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-10 21:02]

You have so much good pictures that you can put almost a dozen of them in one post !! Bravo !


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-11 14:34]

That is a fascinating montage, Heinz. Such beautiful and interesting bugs. Each one is a unique jewel. I really like the way you put together this collage. All those shots look very nice together. Congratulations and TFS. : )

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-11 18:23]

Hello Heinz,
Wonderful bug collage :-)
I would just enhance sharpness of some photos.
Very interesting and informative note!
Best greetings,

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-12 20:48]

What a great collection of bugs!!!
This represents a lot of work.
Very nicely done Heinz.
Have a Great holiday season my friend.

Nice collection of German bugs!
Well presented and an iteresting collection of colours and forms.

WOW, what a collection, it looks like a insect seller catalog :)
I liked very much all the shots and also the presentation.
Hard work is very appreciated, but there is no 4 points, so there goes 2 with my congratulations.
Regards, Felipe.

Hi Heinz,
Wow! Awesome shots of these bugs. I love the different colours. Fine details and great composition within each shot and very well presented overall. Excellent work!

all in one..:) each shot is a master piece well done n thx for sharing

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