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Stink bug

Stink bug
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-24 2:33
Viewed: 1046
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this Stink Bug in poor light conditions under a tree today afternoon. It was perched on a leaf and the view was obstructed by other leaves above it. The compact camera sensors in such situations go bonkers and most of the shots I took were blurred. I found one passable and here it is.

Pentatomidae, Greek 'pente' meaning five and 'tomos' meaning section, are a family of insects belonging to order Hemiptera including some of the stink bugs and shield bugs.


The scutellum body is typically half of an inch long, green or brown color, usually trapezoidal in shape, giving this family the name "shield bug". The tarsi are 3-segmented. The forewings of stink bugs are called hemelytra, with the basal half thickened while the apex is membranous.


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Hello Ram,
Nice photo with such good details and impressive clarity. This is a very interesting shield bug.....

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

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-24 18:33]

Hello Ram,
For being in the shade I think it turned out really well. The focus is sharp and I see plenty of detail. It actually looks like the Stink Bug that I threw out the window last night after my granddaughter spotted it crawling across our ceiling. I also see some type of eggs attached to the upper part of the leaf.

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