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|The Hemiptera is the largest and by far the most sucessful of the Hemimetabolic insects (having young that look like wingless adults and a sort of metamorphosis that does not involve a pupa). There are at least 80 000 named species and probably many more. about 11 000 named species occur in North America, 5 600 from Australia and 1 600 from the UK. Traditionally they are divided into two groups the Heteroptera and the Homoptera (Sternorrhyncha, and Auchenorrhyncha) based basically on wing stucture but now they are the order is divided into three suborders, Sternorrhyncha, Auchenorrhyncha and Heteroptera with the Auchenorrhyncha now belived to be more closely related to the Heteroptera than the Sternorrhyncha.|
The hemiptera range from 1 mm to 11 cm in length, their antennae usually only have 4 or 5 segments. Two or 3 ocelli are usual and their compound eyes are normally well developed. The main feature of the group is the mouthparts which are of the piercing/sucking type. the mandibles and maxillae form 2 pairs of piercing stylets and are contained in a flexible sheath derived from the labium. All the Homopterans and many of the Heteropterans feed on plant juices, though many of the Heteroptera are predatory and some are useful as controllers of plant pests. The 2 groups can often be distinguished easily as the Heteropterans have a large pronotum and a relatively small mesonotum and metonotumu whereas most Homopterans have a small pronotum and a large mesonotum and slightly smaller metanotum. Further to this the wings of the Heteropterans are usually held flat over the body and the forewings which are hard and stiff almost like beetle elytra have the end part soft and membranous; therefore Heteropteran forewings are referred to as 'hemi-elytra'. Homopterans usually hold their wings over the body like a tent and the forewings are entirely sclerotised with no membraneuos tip.
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a well composed picture with nice colour tones.
Good details on the head but the DOF is shallow because
of the extra macro-lens, I think you have to use a smaller aperture to compensate lens.
Nice clean BG.
Well focused where it must be, with good details seen in the head of the insect..
Nice warm colors.
Perhaps a bit more DOF would better.
- [2007-09-22 9:05]
Thanks for your support.
This is an amazing pictur. Sharpness and details are very beautiful. The depth of field is very well done. Warm colors are very intresting. Background is absolutly perfect!
fine macro with good sharpness
and nice pov and dof!
You've taken very beautiful photo with nice colouration.
Lovely colours and BG, delicate details and sharpness, well focused and composed.
Well done and TFS,
i like the colors and the point of view.
the eyes are in reasonably good focus and i'm ok with this shallow dof.
I like this pic!!!
Extremally good bokeh, very nice colours, congrats
- [2010-06-01 20:32]
Jolie macro avec un bon point de vue permettant de voir l'insecte de face. J'aime bien l'harmonie des couleurs, la mise au point est très nette sur la tête avec un beau flou arrière. Bravo, du beau travail.