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Copyright: Marlon Silva (MarlonSilva) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (76)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 19:39
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Points: 10
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Ordem: Hemiptera
Subordem: Heteroptera.
Grupo Cryptocerata
Família: Pentatomidae.

Antenas mais longas que a cabeça e bem visíveis de cima, garras tarsais apicais, antenas com cinco artículos, escutelo em forma triangular, tíbias não armadas com espinhos. Emitem odor desagradável quando ameaçados. No Brasil as subfamílias mais comuns são: Asopinae, Cyrtocorinae, Pentatominae e Phloeinae. Alguns são considerados pragas agrícolas como o tamanjuá frade (Solubea poecila) praga do arroz. Na foto a fêmea protege os filhotes que acabaram de eclodir, é possível ver os ovos vazios ainda aderidos na folha da planta.


Order: Heminoptera.
Suborder: Heteroptera.
Group: Cryptocerata
Family: Pentatomidae.

Feeders longest than the head, and can be easily seen from the top, summit tarsal claws, feeders with five joints, triangle shapped back structure, legs no armoured by thorns. When threatened they eject a smelly liquid. In Brazil the most common Sub-Families are: Asopinae, Cyrtocorinae, Pentatominae e Phloeinae. Some are crop plagues as the tamanjuá frade (Solubea poecila) affecting rice crops. In this photo the adult female protect the offsprings that hatched the eggs. The shell stays fixed on the plant leaf.


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  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-05-04 23:04]

Stunning macro. perfectly taken of these bugs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-05 2:16]

Hello Marlon.
Great close up .Very good colour and detail .The light shines on them well The leaf complements the background.TFS. Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-05 5:19]

Good to see this parent with just emerged bugs, fine one, wish some more depth. tfs.

Hi Marlon,

This is a great macro shot. The eggs & babies are well focused.
Well done & TFS.


Ciao Marion, this is really a fantastic cappture, interesting macro with family in progress, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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