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Spilostethus pandurus

Spilostethus pandurus
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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: 2016-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-04 0:20
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Points: 6
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Spilostethus pandurus (Scopoli, 1763)
Heteroptera: Lygaeidae

Spilostethus pandurus is a rather large bug 0,8-1,0cm long, a very common heteroptera of cretan fauna.
Biotope: Flower meadows, gardens, cultivated areas. On Ombellifers and other flowers in simmer, on rocks and trunks in autumn.
Wing span: 13-15mm
Spilostethus pandurus is a red and black bug showing a white dot on the centre of the wing membrane.
You can tell it apart with the two wide black and wavy longitudinal bands running from the front to the rear of the pronotum. This species which feeds on flowers, seeds and plants can cause damaged to the crops.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-04 1:01]

Hi Nikos,great perspective to create this blue background and very good sharpness too,excellent way to show us this bug on the sleeping snail,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

The Bug and a Snail on the same perch, Nikos.
Very impressive capture with remarkable colours and details.
Well done and thanks for sharing it!

Beautiful picture, interesting, well done.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-04 6:49]

Hello Nikos,
Wonderful shot of this brightly colored insect sharing the same perch with a snail. It actually looks fairly similar to our Milkweed Bugs. The detail is outstanding and the blue sky makes a very attractive BG. The exposure is perfect and you have obtained plenty of DOF. Great job!!

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