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Sloe Bug (Dolycoris baccarum)

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I think this is a Sloe Bug (Dolycoris baccarum)

The Sloe Bug is a rather variable creature. The basic colour is a kind of dark Burgundy red with a fine, black punctation. The end of the scutellum is always bright yellowish white and not punctuated. The remainder of the scutellum is extremely variable in colour: sometimes burgundy red just as the rest of the bodu, but usuallly yellowish or greenish. Still this is an umistakable species, because it is one of the very few shield bugs in our part of the world with antennae ringed like this.The rings are about both the end of one segment and the beginning of the next. This way they give the impression of being "double". The length is quite characteristic for our Shield Bugs: some 10 to 15mm.

Of all the stink bugs this one is the worst. It really loves berries, especially Honeysuckle and Raspberries. It walks all over them, leaving behind an awful stinking substance. This makes all berries it walked over inedible. Like in other Stink Bugs the substance is made for protection. A bird or other enemy will eat only one bug in its entire live. Afterwards it will always remember the dreadful taste and you will never pick one up again.

Having viewed them together I think V4 now is the best..... what do you think.

A special thank you to Gypsyman & Pluckyfilly for your user awards yesterday.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:150mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sloe Bug (Dolycoris baccarum)
Username:Metro6R4 Metro6R4
Uploaded:14 Oct 2012 - 8:54 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up / macro, Fly, Forest, Insect, Wings, Wood
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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
14 Oct 2012 - 11:41 AM

great set good macro shots.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 4:03 PM

Wonderful shots Paul, sooo much detail.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 7:49 PM

V4 for me it shows the natural colour better

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
15 Oct 2012 - 9:09 AM

V4 for me also, but all are worthy of an award, first for finding them in the wild, second for getting up to them, third for being able
to get them in focus. Very well done Paul.

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:28 PM

Many thanks for all your kind comments, & a special thank you to Gypsyman for your user award. Paul.

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