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Centrocoris variegatus

Centrocoris variegatus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-17 11:33
Viewed: 1155
Points: 2
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Centrocoris variegatus Kolenati, 1845
Hemiptera: Coreidae
Centrocoris variegatus is a very common coreid of cretan fauna. They differ from similar species by the number and length of the spines on the top side of the head and beak length relative to the second pair of coxae.
They feed by sucking plant juices and seeds. It pumps juices from new formed seeds of Beta vulgaris in this picture.
The nymphs develop during summer and winter, but not be able to reproduce until the following spring.
They have well-developed scent glands which give off a foul odor when handled.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-17 12:20]

Hi Nikos,not a good pic talking about the sharpness,maybe a windy day,because the details are soft...interesting specie and good colors,but i seen better in your gallery.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,
I agree with Luciano about the sharpness of this particular close-up shot, it seems a bit soft and a little hard to focus your eyes on. I do believe your WS photo showing the two mating is much better in terms of quality. I do like the diagonal framing and colors in this photo. Very informative notes!
I tried to sharpen the photo in a WS, but I don't know if it helped all that much.

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