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Green shield bug

Green shield bug
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Copyright: Rafaila Florentina (Danye) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (90)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-14 2:28
Viewed: 6424
Points: 6
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Palomena prasina Green Shieldbug
Family: Pentatomidae

A large shieldbug with a dark wing membrane and reddish antennae (4th and 5th segments). Adults are bright green in the spring and summer, but finely punctured with dark marks. They become a darker bronze-brown prior to winter hibernation.

There is one generation per year; the nymphs feed on many deciduous trees and shrubs, particularly hazel, and can be found from June to October. Later nymphs are often darker than those found earlier in the season. Newly-emerged adults may show a pale wing membrane, leading to possible confusion with Nezara viridula, a recent arrival in southern England.

Common and widespread throughout Britain and Ireland, becoming scarcer further north. May be found in many habitats, including parks and gardens.
Source: britishbugs

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To Belgerdy: Thank you!Danye 1 07-17 00:54
To lazyman: Thank you MikioDanye 1 07-17 00:53
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nice lines in this shot. and good focus
nice first two entries here on TN

Hello Rafaila,

Well composed and good macro photo!
You draw it out good color tone in the whole indeed, I think. Because hue is different from the background, the leaf, and the insect, it sees and it doesn't get tired though all the colors almost are greens. And, it's excellent on having not the noise.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
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Buna Florentina
Din nou o poza reusita...imi plac mult culorile.
Numai bine

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