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Carpocoris mediterraneus


Carpocoris mediterraneus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/2.8
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-09-29 1:44
Viewed: 1273
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carpocoris mediterraneus Tamanini, 1958
Hemiptera: Pentatomidae

Carpocoris mediterraneus is a very common sheld bug of Cretan fauna. It can reach a length of 11–13 millimetres (0.43–0.51 in). The body is shield-like in shape and the elytrae are very thick. The body surface is bright yellow or orange, with four short longitudinal black stripes on the pronotum and five dark spots on the scutellum. The antennae have 5 segments. Legs are yellowish or orange.

These bugs are polyphagous vegetarian. Adults can be found on several flowering plants, especially on parsley (Petroselinum crispum).


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Ciao Nikos, lovely composition with beautiful bug, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, 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)
  • [2016-09-29 11:20]

Hi Nikos,2 different and colorful points of view to show us this common bug,i like the perspectives,the sharpness is goosìd but not the best. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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