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Stink Bug

Stink Bug
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/45 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 10:18
Viewed: 1778
Points: 4
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Insecta: Coleoptera; Tenebrionidae

This large (1 inch in length) beetle belongs to the very large family Tenebrionidae. Members of this family are usually black. This beetle is not a bug but has the common name of "stink bug" because of the habit of raising its abdomen into the air when disturbed and emitting a fowl smelling substance. This makes them repulsive to wood be predators fixing to feast upon them. Them move slowly and have not other defenses.

This image is overly sharpened as noted by the halos along the legs. Sometimes one has to PP to supplement an otherwise poor photograph. Sorry!

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TO MICHAELmarius-secan 1 12-03 09:52
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Hello Michael,
A very interesting beetle. As I see it is moving fast, no time to catch a front image of his superb antenna. The natural colors and details are excellent....

Hi Michael,
interesting photo of this bug. Very good point of view and nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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