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Man, I Haven't English Name!

Man, I Haven't English Name!
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus 765UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., 50-60 points chapter 3, Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-18 4:48
Viewed: 3560
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured during our last weekend trip to moor, this is one of real bugs, probably Pitedia Pinicola which belongs to Heteroptera. It probably hasn't English name [big wow!], but in Polish it is called Selednica sosnowa and is rather common in pine forests.

Hemiptera is an order of insects, comprising some 67,500 known species in two suborders, Heteroptera and Homoptera. Originally the Homoptera were treated as a separate order. Members of the Hemiptera, and of the Heteroptera in particular, are sometimes called "true bugs". The name 'heteroptera' comes from their forewings having both membranous and hard portions. It is also this which gives the order its name, hemiptera, coming from the Greek for half-wing.

Species of order Hemiptera occur worldwide; they are distinguished from all other insects by both adults and nymphs having piercing and sucking mouthparts housed in a long "beak". These are used mostly to feed on plant juices, but some species are adapted to suck blood from animals or other insects.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-18 4:53]

Hello Greg!
Very nice capture.Details,DOF,BG,lighting and composition are wonderful.It looks like produced from brass;)

Nice shot Greg,
Good colours, nice sharp detail and good DOF.
Well composed. I'm not 100% sure, but this looks similar to the gorse shield bug (piezodorus lituratus)
Have a good weekend Greg.
Thanks for posting

Superb capture of the insect.
Totally green background adds so much to the shot. Nice pov.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-18 5:06]

Wow! Great and sharp details Gerg. Wonderful colors, perfect focus, well composed and good POV & DOF. This is really good. Well done & TFS!


Sharp and detailed... well done, even for a beetle with no name.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-18 5:49]

Hi Greg, what a darling of a bug:( Yuk! Nicely captured with Joanna's camera too. Good sharp details and you show his patterns very well. Thank you...

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-18 5:57]

Excellent shot Greg, very crispy, sharp and the details is great! Nice DOF and colours too. :) Well done, thanks for sharing.

this guy has plenty of armour. Looks like he is heading into battle. Nice shot. Tack sharp. Good subject. Thanks.

English name is "tough bugga" ... just kidding, nice image G. !

Very good macro, Greg.
It's a stink or shield bug. Very well composed,good light, nice colours and good details.
Very well done.

Hello Greg!
Wonderful capture.I think it can be a kind of shield bug!?.Details,lighting,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

This is a very nice shot!
Excellen composed,great colour,very clear,detail

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-06-18 8:01]

Very sharp Greg!!Nice composition,lovely green.

Nice shot Greg.
This looks exactly like the adult Green Vegetable Bug in its winter colours. It is also a little similar to the carnivorous Brown Soldier bug which I did a post of....many years ago now it seems,and in a different land ;)

Excellent closeup Greg
Well done on the details and composition. A beauty.


I love this wonderful green BG! I looks so pretty and so AMAZING!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-18 12:52]

Witaj. Super fotka, doskona³e technicznie i kompozycja te¿ OK.

witaj:) naprawde:) ale numer:) dobrze ze sa lacinskie:) podoba mi sie:) znakomite zdjecie:)

milego weekendu:)


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-18 15:53]

Hello Greg,
An excellent macro.
Nice sharp details and great DOF.
Superb,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-18 17:33]

Hello Greg, Nice shot of this shieldbug. I'm not sure if your ID is correct, the pictures of P. pinicola looks different to this. I'm not 100% but this looks alot like Palomena prasina (Green Shieldbug) they turn this colour through winter and go green again in summer. I know it might be a little late for winter but yours are a little longer than ours. Anyway, I'm not completely sure so I could be wrong.

Well done.

Hi Greg. Love this!! the details and paterns on the body is great !!! No dirty pics ?? ;)

Have a nice day

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-19 3:35]

Belle punaise bien mise en valeur dans cette composition macro-photographique. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue, bonne netteté et PdC...
Beautiful, interesting & well done !

Very good shot. Great POV and very good details.
Good visual impact. TFS.

Very nice Greg, I like your BG in this one. Sharp, detailed and well composed..Well done!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-19 22:05]

Grzegorz, how nice this is. Excellent contrast, vivid colors, great bg.

I also enjoy composition a lot.

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