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Graphosoma lineatum

Graphosoma lineatum
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-11 1:06
Viewed: 1345
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Graphosoma lineatum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as the Italian Striped-Bug and Minstrel Bug.
Most contemporary authors consider G. lineatum and G. italicum as two different species: G. lineatum, with orange legs, is present in the south of Italy, in Sardinia, in North Africa and in the Near East while G. italicum, blacklegged, is distributed more towards the center and north of Europe (Ribes et al., 2008; Dusoulier and Lupoli, 2006). Others still consider G. italicum as a synonym of G. lineatum or as a subspecies (G. lineatum subsp. italicum as follows).
Graphosoma lineatum can reach a length of 812 millimetres (0.310.47 in). The body is almost round, with a large shield. The basic color of the upperside of the body is bright red, with wide black longitudinal stripes. The pronotum has six black bands. The antennae are black. Also the sides of the abdomen (Connexivum) are red with many small black spots. The legs may be black or red, depending on the subspecies.
The bold red and black warning colours (aposematism) indicate that the insects are foul-tasting, protecting them from predators. The nymphs have no the red-black stripe pattern, they are mostly brownish or grayish.
These shield bugs are frequently found on the umbels of Apiaceae (Heracleum, Anthriscus, Foeniculum, etc.) and often on the flowers of the Greater Pignut, Bunium bulbocastanum.

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真是照的漂亮 很漂亮的甲蟲
色彩是線條美 光線掌握的完美 刻出細膩的背甲紋路
花也很漂亮 一種剔透的美 看來你對藝術的修養 有一定的水準

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
Beautiful picture of this Shield Bug.Details are splendid with nice POV.I like its BG too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-11 4:16]

Hello Siggi,
Another fantastic macro in great sharpness, details and splendid natural colour. Awesome composition, POV and background. High quality!

colorful and beautiful bug. i love its pattern and interesting colors. nice macro. tfs.

Czesc Siggi,
ciekawy robaczek. Swietne ujecie. Dobra glebia i ostrosc.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-11 10:25]

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful macro as usual. Very good composition and sharpness details in amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

hallo siegfried
very good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siegfried. Good colours/light results. Very good details MF.


Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely bug, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-11 15:30]

Hi Siggi,very common but always nice to see,and not easy to take so well,the detais are really the best,excellent choice of point of view,perfect colors too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siggi,
Another stunning macro from you.
superb sharpness and colour, good composition also.
best wishes,

great macro capture of this bug and carrot seeds, TFS Ori

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