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Eurygaster maura is more commonly known as the tortoise bug and ranges in colour from yellowish brown to almost black. It feeds mainly on grasses and is found in dry places. This unfortunate fella was covered in red mites.
Poor little fella covered in mites, great images Carol, love the underbelly shot as well. He is rather rotund...well captured
Super shots Carol, a proper Mr Pickwick of an insect.
Superb detail here Carol. He does have a look of a tortoise shell.
fantastic detail carol super colours and tones v1 for me today a real cracker nice one
Great shots of this unfortunate fellow.
A beautiful little bug. Don't like the mites though.
Probably the mites have mites.
Excellent shots, Carol.
Spot on Carol, cracking detailed shots.
Excellent detail in these Carol, 2 fine macro's,
Superb wildlife images, top work as usual Carol
My goodness Carol, what detail you have here, great close .
That's some detail - and clear as a bell!
Absolutely stunning image!
Understand how he got his name. Superb images, as usual Carol. Will we see shots of the mites soon! Peter.
Plenty of detail in these Carl.
Excellent macros, Carol.
Great two sharp shots Carol
What a touching and moving tortoise bug!- Excellent macros ,as always , Carol! --- Jukka.
With the two images , there isn't much we can't see of this fine specimen.
Beautifully photographed and presented.
2 wonderful shots Carol, I hope the mites don't cause him too much discomfort,
Stunning detail Carol even in the mites!
A new one on me, Carol, but two great shots even though he is being eaten alive!
Stunning close-ups of this tiny chap, Carol, but I do feel sorry for him infested with all those mites!
Two excellently detailed images Carol, even in mites for the poor fella.
A strange looking critter Carol !!
Your close up work amazes me!
Excellent details captured CArol..Lin
Poor thing. Perhaps you should carry around a mite spray so you can "treat" all these itchy bugs.
Superb captures in great detail, Carol!
Excellent detail , amazing macro Carol.
Super capture of this poor critter with unwanted guests Carol
Great shots !!.....looks like it's made of plastic ????
Wonderful shots Carol, superb detail
Cracking macro shots Carol, them red mite must be very small to the eye
Perhaps the mites are cleaning him
Been another crap day - wet and cold +4C
Two excellent shots with great details , Carol....
Two great images
wont be many round here Carol if it like dry places my feet are starting to web!!! grand detail as always
Poor thing - but you can see the detail of these little mites very well.
Looks like its lost an antenna too Carol.
An ugly looking beast, but a super image of it
Fine details and well presented.
I guess his Mum loved him, Carol?
Super detail, dof and great natural colours.
Great details showing the problems in life
Fine images Carol. A
Those mites are enjoying lunching on him Carol, he's like a mobile restaurant for them!
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