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Plant Bug (Heterotoma planicornis)

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Heterotoma planicornis

Family: Miridae

The broad and flattened 2nd antennal segment, dark ground colour and contrasting greenish legs make this species unmistakeable.

Abundant throughout most of Britain on various plants and trees, in particular nettles. Both adults and the reddish nymphs feed on small insects as well as plant buds and unripe fruits.

Eggs hatch in May, the nymphs becoming adult from June onwards.

Adult: July-October
Length 4.5-5.5 mm

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jul 2012 - 11:56 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Plant Bug (Heterotoma planicornis)
Username:Metro6R4 Metro6R4
Uploaded:4 Aug 2012 - 8:15 AM
Tags:Beetle, Bug, Close-up / macro, Flower, Fly, Insect
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84293 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

I've not noticed this bug before! Well caught, lots of lovely details! Smile

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:33 AM

Thanks Karen, I see you like bugs & insects too, I have popped you in my connections photos so I can keep an eye on your work. Paul.

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman  3659 forum posts England
4 Aug 2012 - 9:37 AM

Very well seen and Captured. Eric. Award for getting it the insect all in focus

Last Modified By Gypsyman at 4 Aug 2012 - 9:40 AM

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achieverswales
4 Aug 2012 - 11:24 AM

Excellent detail and very sharp eye Paul, nice one mate.

Regards

Trev.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Aug 2012 - 2:46 PM

Never ever seen one, and I spend a lot of time out side looking for things unusual, just goes to show you never know in this life do you!, like it interesting, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 4:38 PM

Another stunning macro, great detail and vibrant colours.

Regards Nathan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 9:05 PM

OOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo wassat? good to read your intro but I am non the wiser if I am honestWink good shot

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jimmymack
jimmymack e2 Member 3jimmymack vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

You have some great close up stuff here paul wicked, and well done on the competition win keep in touch my friend see you soon

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