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Peribalus strictus

Peribalus strictus
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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: 2016-04-14
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: 2016-06-08 4:25
Viewed: 1365
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peribalus strictus (Fabricius, 1803)
Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Common name: Vernal Shieldbug

Peribalus strictus live on various herbs, shrubs and deciduous trees. It is a polyphagous species. The nymphs especially feed on the ripe fruits and seeds of herbaceous plants, mainly Asteraceae and Fabaceae species.

The adults can be found in the spring and fall sucking on flowering and fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, frequently feeding on flowers of Apiaceae and Scrophulariaceae, such as mullein (Verbascum species).

P. strictus can reach a length of 9.5–11 millimetres . These quite variable shieldbugs have a greenish-brown coloration and a dense dark punctuation on the head, elytrae, pronotum and scutellum. The margins of the pronotum are yellowish and quite concave and the scutellum has a pale yellowish tip. The connexivum is distinctly banded pale brown and black. The antennae are orange yellow, but the final two segments are black. In spring and summer the coloration is usually lighter than in autumn.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-08 4:33]

Hi Nikos,perfect capture of this shield bug very common in my country too.Easy to take,and in effect your pic is absolutely perfect,very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

great shot Nikos
lovely and beautiful bug
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

hello Nikos,
une superbe image.
Très bonne qualité: couleur, netteté,profondeur.

Hello Nikos,
Very good BG and I like the way you are give ng importance n BG. Great.....
Beautiful shield Bug with good details and color. I.like its composition too.
Thanks and regards,

A brilliant macro of this Stink Bug, Nikos.
Very effective top perspective that shows the shape of the bug very clearly.
It is a wonderful composition too.

Hello Nikos,
Very nice capture of a lovely colorful insect. Stunning details of the shield.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-09 18:56]

Hello Nikos,
Great job of showing us this fine looking Shieldbug. The focus is super sharp displaying exceptional detail and the colors are true and natural. I like all the greenery surrounding the subject as well as the blurred BG. Exposure is right on the money.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-07-09 23:28]

Hi Nikos
You caught this bug with an excellent DOF, exposure and sharpness.
Interesting note as well. Good work

TFS & regards

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