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That's two-fold.

First, the bug in my system. Fine-ish most of Wednesday then a slight fever in the evening. Fine-ish again yesterday but bad sore throat at night. Strange bug. Apart from that, this bug hasn't turned out to be a major thing. Went to do some household shopping today, so that's fine. Although an annoying offshoot was my psoriasis being triggered (which can happen when there's fever/viral infection). The least fun part of that was a few tiny skin splits on my fingers, but they've settled now with steroid cream. So allís well Smile

Alrighty, whinge over. You know the whinge had to be done, people. It's in Section 2 Paragraph D of the Man-Flu handbook Grin

The other strange bug is this little fellow right here. I'd gone out to the driveway yesterday evening to try for butterfly shots. Mehhh...just one fella flapping all over the place...so that was a fail. So I decided to take some pics of the clematis in the driveway since I was in a picture-taking mood...when I saw this guy. Never seen this one before. I really like the colour and subtle patterning. Little fella too Ė 1cm long, max. Luckily I already had my extension tube on, so no problem getting close Smile

Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R + 10mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Flash:Fill-in
White Balance:Auto
Title:Strange Bug
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:17 Jan 2014 - 4:27 PM
Tags:Beetle, Bug, Close-up / macro, Critter, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:37 PM

Isn't he gorgeous, Andrew, wonderful colour and markings. We have something vaguely here, but I've forgotten its name, will come back to you if I remember itSmile Carol
Just remembered.............cicindela campestris. Don't think it's one of these, but may be in the same family.

Last Modified By CarolG at 17 Jan 2014 - 4:41 PM

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:38 PM

Awesome detail!
Ty

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:51 PM


Quote: Isn't he gorgeous, Andrew, wonderful colour and markings. We have something vaguely here, but I've forgotten its name, will come back to you if I remember itSmile Carol
Just remembered.............cicindela campestris. Don't think it's one of these, but may be in the same family.

Oops, should read 'something vaguely SIMILAR here' Wink

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:51 PM

Wow...thanks, Carol...but no, different bug. Different family too, methinks, 'cos the structure is not the same. Hmm...must go look for this website I once found about Singapore beetles. But yeah, beautiful bug, huh? Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:54 PM

Yep, thought you meant vaguely similar Grin

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 17 Jan 2014 - 4:55 PM

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 4:55 PM

Looks like one of Carol's shield bugs. Very pretty.
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:12 PM

VERY well caught, excellent !!!

John Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:15 PM

Well captured,

ALI

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:23 PM

Wow what an amazingly pretty little bug, love his spots...sorry to hear about your "bug"... By the way I tore that page out of my husbands copy of the Manflu handbook....GrinGrinGrin

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 - 5:33 PM

Stunning macro images. V1 is my favourite.
Fred

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:38 PM

Did it have an orange body under that iridescent Green carapace? If so it is one of the Jewel Shield Bugs. Definitely a shield bug though, just name it Thabbooae Andrewicus. Whatever, a lovely bug and well photographed.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 17 Jan 2014 - 5:40 PM

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:46 PM

Im buggered if know Andrew. GrinGrinGrinBlush Peter.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:46 PM


Quote: Did it have an orange body under that iridescent Green carapace? If so it is one of the Jewel Shield Bugs. Definitely a shield bug though, just name it Thabbooae Andrewicus. Whatever, a lovely bug and well photographed.

YES!!! I was wracking my brains for the word and it's 'jewel'! Thank yoooooo, Lynne. This is gonna make the search much quicker SmileSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM


Quote: Im buggered if know Andrew. GrinGrinGrinBlush Peter.

Safer not knowing then Grin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 6:09 PM

glad manbug isnt too bad.
and what a cute critter you have here...V2 is my fav. and gets a vote today
Thanks for your good sense of hunour even tho' you arent 100%

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 6:36 PM

Interesting shots Andrew.

Could be one of these?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&...

Ken

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 6:55 PM

Excellent closeup images Andrew. Well spotted.
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 7:01 PM

That is quite a fancy bug-- wonder what it is, I love his spots!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 7:34 PM

Hope your bug/manflu goes soon
But like this shiny bug he can stay
Lovely shot
Lilian

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 7:40 PM

Great shots !!......fascinating beetle with lovely color !!......type "Green Tiger Beetle" in Google Images, lots of piccies of 'em !Smile

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AlexAppleby
AlexAppleby e2 Member 1AlexAppleby vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 - 7:56 PM

Beautiful shot - how good of it to pose on such a lovely flower!
Hope the man flu resolves itself soon!!!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 7:59 PM

Man flu really Andrew Grin
Whatever the bug is it's very pretty.
Get well soon.Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 - 8:26 PM

Great shots Andrew and glad to hear you are on the mend. Ps throw that handbook away! Cathy

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Fefe
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17 Jan 2014 - 8:31 PM

Ist things first.....pleased to be no 30Grin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 8:37 PM

2nd thing....its a gemGrinGrinGrin
Wowee.The detail and colour are fantastic and isnt he a sweetieSmile


3rd thing..................Man fluTongueTongue TutWink.............................I do send my sympathy over the skin thing thoughSmile
Diane

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 9:12 PM

A great set of imagesSmile
nettaSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 9:15 PM

Send your man bug into outer space Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The other little bug is a wee beauty - a great capture.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
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18 Jan 2014 - 1:17 AM

Looking like it belongs on that lovely flower. Great image Andrew.

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Glostopcat
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18 Jan 2014 - 5:45 PM

Fantastic detail and clarity in this close up Andrew, it looks very much like a member of the shieldbug family

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annettep38
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19 Jan 2014 - 4:24 PM

I like his little dots... How very cute he is! Thanks for the orchid ID!

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