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Carpocoris fuscispinus

Carpocoris fuscispinus
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TN Classics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-16 12:56
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A well known bug with sexy stockings… ;)

Carpocoris fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851) sensu Ribes et al. 2007
Syn. : Carpocoris mediterraneus mediterraneus (Tamanini, 1958), Carpocoris mediterraneus atlanticus (Tamanini, 1958)
Family : Pentatomidae
Common names: Red Shield Bug [En], Pentatome meridional [Fr], Chinche mediterránea [Es]

This Eurasian shieldbug is a polyphagous vegetarian which feeds on Asteraceae, Umbelliferae, etc.
It has a reddish color (many variations) and 4 black divergent marks spreading from the head part and following on the pronotum. Antennas are black and legs reddish.
The humeral angles of pronotum are sharply pointed or rounded, protruding more or less (depending on the whole eco-geographical phenotype). The black spot on them is massive, with its internal edge convex.
Ribes has recently synonymized C. mediterraneus mediterraneus (Tamanini, 1958), C. m. atlanticus (Tamanini, 1958), with C. fuscispinus (Boheman, 1851). Some French entomologists didn’t agree with him.

Ribes, J.; Gapon, D.; Pagola-Carte, S. (2007). On some species of Carpocoris Kolenati, 1846: new synonymies (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae), in Renker, C. (Hrsg.): Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Hannes Günther. Mainzer naturwissenschaftliches Archiv, Beih.31, pp.187-198.
Ribes, J., S. Pagola-Carte, and I. Zabalegui. 2008. On some Palearctic Carpocorini (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae). Heteropterus Revista de Entomología 8(2):155-169. pdf Document

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Ciao Catherine, fantastic macro of lovely shield bug with fine details, beautiful blurry Bg, excellent sharpness, wonderful light and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

:))) yess!!This is really well known with "time of love" series. Haha..
Excellent spotting! It blends into its surroundings quite well. Nicely composed and focused. A masterpiece work as usual dear!
TFS and have a nice night/Sunday!
Kiss Murdoc on behalf of me and try to show him a lizard like me:) hehe..


merhaba Catherine
what a nice macro shot of colorful Heteroptera bug, with great sharpness of focus and against blurry BG. light using, coloration and POV/DOF great. nicely composed and presented with good informative notes as always. Thanks for sharing.
have a nice evening

hello Catherine
nice shot very good macro with fine focus nice details
beautiful colour and BG

Great learning tool and image. The variety of shield bugs amazes me. This image stands out for the complete and proper use of light. A fine lesson for me C!

What a beauty, Catherine! A Shield Bug never looked so pretty to me ever before.
Remarkably sharp macro with nothing out of place. The plain BG does wonders in highlighting the Bug.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-16 22:59]

Good morning Catherine,
A superb macro of this Pentatomid Bug.
The semi dorsal POV is great and shows its features with excellent sharpness and colours against a clean Bg.
Nice to view and thanks for sharing this beauty from Samos,
Kind regards,

Well captured detailed image of a Eurasian Red shieldbug, Cathy! Good morning! I missed your colorful work! The dept of field as usually covers nicely the entire body of the bug, the focus is precised and the composition is quite pleasant. What I really do not understand is the heavy yellow cast in those morning hours. Very unnatural Cathy! In overcasting days I am usually correcting the effect of the natural cold bluish cast by warming it a bit in post processing, but here in my opinion we have dramatically too much yellow tones. Please check my version of your photograph as a clearer explanation of my thoughts. Have a great day Cathy and Cheers,
George Veltchev

Bonjour Catherine
C'est incroyable la variété de punaises que l'on peut rencontrer, je ne les connais pas bien, mais je les trouve bien belles.
merci pour cette qualité de photo qui nous laisse apprécier les détails du sujet " odorant"

hello Catherine
very good sharpness picture
great details and the colours are beautiful with good BG.
greeting lou

Hello Catherine,
Lovely details and focus with superb colours and sharpness.
Perfect light and POV. Excellent blurred background.

Hello Cathy.. I liked this composition where the beautiful colors of the bug to blend with the local environment where she is... Perfect sharpness and execellent angle..Thanks for sharing.

Hi Catherine,

Very beautiful colors of a kind. In general, these species are insects, but very cute I think people are unsympathetic.
Light, sharpness, depth of field, shooting a macro point of view with very great.
Thank you for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hello Catherine,
another beautiful picture of this bug. Fantastic light sharpness details and background. A very nice picture.I find it difficult to see the sexy side of this insect. Regards, Paolo

Hello Catherine, marvelous shot of this famous bug.
Details and colours are wonderful and absolutely natural. It is very interesting that some who do not know nature, always taking studio photographs from bird parks and pet animals can say "unnatural". His WS is not correct (too green), we know better the colors of vegetation on September-October in our region.
TFS and regards,


bonjour Catherine
cette punaise est d'une extraordinaire netteté, et l'image est magnifiquement composée avec des couleurs chaudes et un très beau décor
la luminosité est est superbe aussi
Passe une bonne nuit

Olá Catherine

Magnífica macro. Tudo impecável, cores e definição extraordinárias. Parabéns!


Beautiful shot of this bug, Catherine!
very well exposed and perfectly saturated colours!

Bonsoir Catherine,

L'insecte est bien placé dans le cadrage. la prise de vue macro permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Pentatome meridional. La lumière du matin met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


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