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family :)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Pen EPL 1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 12:43
Viewed: 2160
Points: 14
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here is a 'family' of some Leaf-footed bugs.. as you can see of all sizes! family, indeed :)

'Leaf-footed Bugs' belong to the family (ah, again!) 'Coreidae'. i have no idea about the species, searched & studied a lot.. and then gave up. any suggestion/ clue regarding the ID would be of much help.

i found this family on my second day in the Shelby Farms Park.

23/ 09/ 2012
seems the species is 'Leptoglossus zonatus'. thanks to my friend, Ron Warner for identification of this bug :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-23 12:46]

Hello Ruby,
Interesting photo of these bugs in excellent sharpness and natural colours. Good choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-23 14:24]

Hi Ruby,very nice capture of this lucky meeting,you caught very well the opportunity whit an excellent point of view and great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-23 17:38]
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Hello Ruby, super shot!!
Great job of capturing this group of Leaf-footed Bugs which seem to be in all stages of developement. It doesn't appear that any of them have fully developed wings yet, which might make a positive ID a little tricky.
I can't say for sure, but I believe they are (Leptoglossus oppositus). My field guide book states that this particular species is commonly found on the pods of Catalpa Trees in the Eastern US. I'm pretty sure what you show in your photo are Catalpa pods. We use to call them Cigar Trees when I was a kid. Check out this link.

beautifully photographed colony of bugs. nice angle, lighting and contrast. tfs.

Hi Ruby
Wonderful macro of these bugs.Great composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Kind regards

hello Ruby
you have here a lot to see on this picture
great details lovely naturel colours with very good light
good to have the name from Ron
greeting lou

Hi Ruby. You don't usually see this interesting a picture on Treknature. I love how clear the bugs are with great detail. They almost look comical like cartoon bugs. Very kool! TFS Trevor

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