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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.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:eurygaster maura
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Jan 2014 - 6:12 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Tortoise bug, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 6:24 AM

Poor little fella covered in mites, great images Carol, love the underbelly shot as well. He is rather rotund...well captured

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 6:31 AM

Super shots Carol, a proper Mr Pickwick of an insect.

Andy

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ugly
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29 Jan 2014 - 6:37 AM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Caziwinkles
29 Jan 2014 - 7:04 AM

Superb detail here Carol. He does have a look of a tortoise shell. Smile

Carol

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barbarahirst
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29 Jan 2014 - 7:24 AM

Poor thing

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 7:40 AM

fantastic detail carol super colours and tones v1 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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LynneJoyce
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29 Jan 2014 - 7:42 AM

Great shots of this unfortunate fellow.

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viscostatic
29 Jan 2014 - 8:08 AM

A beautiful little bug. Don't like the mites though.

Phil

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ddolfelin
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:12 AM

Probably the mites have mites.
Excellent shots, Carol.

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Brian65
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:17 AM

Spot on Carol, cracking detailed shots.
Brian

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Badgerfred
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:18 AM

Excellent detail in these Carol, 2 fine macro's,
Fred.

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Mike_Young
29 Jan 2014 - 8:36 AM

Superb wildlife images, top work as usual Carol

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AnneB50
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:41 AM

My goodness Carol, what detail you have here, great close .

Anne

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brownsilent
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:50 AM

Uh...
That's some detail - and clear as a bell!
Absolutely stunning image!
Johanna

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Fefe
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:54 AM

Red mitesSadSadTongue
Diane

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Mollycat
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:55 AM

Understand how he got his name. Superb images, as usual Carol. Will we see shots of the mites soon! Peter.

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EMJAYCEE
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29 Jan 2014 - 9:18 AM

Plenty of detail in these Carl.Grin
Joan

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prabhusinha
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29 Jan 2014 - 10:09 AM

Lovely take.

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DicksPics
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29 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Excellent macros, Carol.

Richard

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Lillian
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29 Jan 2014 - 10:37 AM

Great two sharp shots Carol
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kuvailija
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29 Jan 2014 - 11:09 AM

What a touching and moving tortoise bug!- Excellent macros ,as always , Carol!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Irishkate
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29 Jan 2014 - 11:22 AM

With the two images , there isn't much we can't see of this fine specimen.
Beautifully photographed and presented.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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29 Jan 2014 - 11:24 AM

2 wonderful shots Carol, I hope the mites don't cause him too much discomfort,

Ali GrinGrin

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CaroleS
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29 Jan 2014 - 11:37 AM

Stunning detail Carol even in the mites!
Carole

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TonyDy
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29 Jan 2014 - 11:44 AM

A new one on me, Carol, but two great shots even though he is being eaten alive!
Tony

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Jan 2014 - 12:03 PM

Stunning close-ups of this tiny chap, Carol, but I do feel sorry for him infested with all those mites! Sad
Trev Smile

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leontari
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29 Jan 2014 - 12:10 PM

Two excellently detailed images Carol, even in mites for the poor fella.
Effrossini

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mikbee
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29 Jan 2014 - 12:46 PM

A strange looking critter Carol !!
Interesting shots.
Mick.

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Joline
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29 Jan 2014 - 1:27 PM

Your close up work amazes me!

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sweetpea62
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29 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

Excellent details captured CArol..Lin

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SlowSong
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29 Jan 2014 - 4:04 PM

Poor thing. Perhaps you should carry around a mite spray so you can "treat" all these itchy bugs. Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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29 Jan 2014 - 4:41 PM

Superb captures in great detail, Carol!
Regards,
George

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basith
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29 Jan 2014 - 4:59 PM

Excellent detail , amazing macro Carol.

Basith

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Nikonuser1
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29 Jan 2014 - 5:10 PM

Super capture of this poor critter with unwanted guests CarolSmile


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Niknut
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29 Jan 2014 - 5:18 PM

Great shots !!.....looks like it's made of plastic ????Grin

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janlea
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29 Jan 2014 - 6:11 PM

Wonderful shots Carol, superb detail Smile
Jan

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Mike_Smith
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29 Jan 2014 - 6:19 PM

Cracking macro shots Carol, them red mite must be very small to the eye

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tomcat
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29 Jan 2014 - 6:56 PM

Evenin' Carol,
Perhaps the mites are cleaning himSmile

Been another crap day - wet and cold +4CSad


Adrian

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Ayoob
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29 Jan 2014 - 6:59 PM

Two excellent shots with great details , Carol....GrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
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29 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM

Two great imagesSmile

Eileen

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digital_boi
29 Jan 2014 - 7:18 PM

wont be many round here Carol if it like dry places my feet are starting to web!!! grand detail as always

G

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AnnChown
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29 Jan 2014 - 7:23 PM

Poor thing - but you can see the detail of these little mites very well.

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bricurtis
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29 Jan 2014 - 8:46 PM

Looks like its lost an antenna too Carol.
Brian.

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dark_lord
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29 Jan 2014 - 10:38 PM

An ugly looking beast, but a super image of it Smile

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ukgubbi
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30 Jan 2014 - 1:01 AM

Fine details and well presented.

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SimonFletch
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30 Jan 2014 - 3:33 AM

I guess his Mum loved him, Carol?
Super detail, dof and great natural colours.

Simon

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jaktis
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30 Jan 2014 - 3:44 AM

Great details showing the problems in life

Peter

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30 Jan 2014 - 7:43 AM

Fine images Carol. A

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Glostopcat
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1 Feb 2014 - 12:40 PM

Those mites are enjoying lunching on him Carol, he's like a mobile restaurant for them!

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