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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 5:47AM
Two rather handsome looking 'Shield Bugs' Carol, certainly very distinguishable by their shape and form. The first photograph certainly shows of their rather fine display of colour, however I prefer image number two more so because of the rich and lush green colour.

Regards Nathan

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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 Sep 2012 6:20AM
We've only just started to get these in the UK Carol, this species is native to Africa but can be found all over Europe now and has over the last few years started to creep into the UK.....If you want to find out more look up Nezara viridula - Southern Green Shieldbug.....Nice image BTW.

Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
17 Sep 2012 6:27AM
Lovely images Carol and again interesting beasties.

marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:30AM
Two great shots Carol, the level of detail is terrific. Do they bite?
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:59AM
Wonderful set... Lovely paterns on the back! Grin
17 Sep 2012 7:06AM
2 excellent images Carol, super detail in both,
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Sep 2012 7:20AM
Didn't realise shield bugs came in so many varieties. Two fine close-up captures.

moiral 6 12 Scotland
17 Sep 2012 7:24AM
2 colourful little characters here Carol. Like the greens in V2. Moira
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Sep 2012 7:27AM
A very handsome shield bug !
We have no shield bugs at the moment, I think they couldn't cope with total dehydration of their food SadSad
I'd love to see some more before the end of the season.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
17 Sep 2012 7:55AM
Wonderful .

17 Sep 2012 8:10AM
2 handsome lads for sure ... and you have parsnips .... wonderful
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 8:12AM
Two beautifully detailed images, shield bugs are so fascinating.
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Sep 2012 8:31AM
Funny thing Carol, I nearly put a shield bug on this morning but changed my mind at the last minuet, it's a good job as yours are much nicer than mine! I think that say's it don't lol. nice Colourful couple, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Sep 2012 8:51AM
Two crackers Carol but for me V2 has the edge.


EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Sep 2012 9:07AM
You must have the world's leading collection of Shield Bug images as well as of the bugs themselves! These have wonderful colours and marking.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Sep 2012 9:14AM
Two cracking close ups Carol, what a beautifully marked and coloured little critter it is
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Sep 2012 9:35AM
Wonderful markings, Carol, so much more interesting than the green ones I find on my runner beans.

Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 9:38AM
Well captured Carol.

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:21AM
Two great macros Carol with V2 taking my fancy today.
I like the pink markings round his shield.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
17 Sep 2012 10:53AM
Two little beauties.
Very well done Carol.

TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:02AM
Two more great shots, Carol.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Sep 2012 11:37AM
Two excellent macro shots, Carol, showing off the detail, colours and patterns so well.
17 Sep 2012 11:57AM
Super detail and colours, Carol.

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 1:41PM
Lovely little fellas!
evelen 11 5 England
17 Sep 2012 1:57PM
excellent capture colour and detail Carol.
17 Sep 2012 2:17PM
both fine Carol but V2 is +++

17 Sep 2012 2:31PM
great work !
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Sep 2012 2:48PM
Two very delightfully pattern chaps here, Carol, excellently captured of course Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
17 Sep 2012 2:57PM
Totally different patterns on their backs.Just like ladies with designer handbags.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 3:29PM
Wonderful little Bugs, great colours and markingsGrin
How big are these? During the summer................... Well I think it was a day in juneTongue I found some tiny little bugs on some snap dragons in the garden, about a quarter the size of a ladybird (or less),and they were yellow, never seen them beforeSad
Great images CarolGrin
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 4:53PM
Beautiful !!....they sure are colourful characters in your neck of the woods !!!
hi carol,superb work again,well done.ray
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Top notch shots Carol.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
17 Sep 2012 7:05PM
Both detailed very well indeed Carol,
17 Sep 2012 7:09PM
Fat and round with spots on the top! Can't beat them! Sylvia
17 Sep 2012 7:15PM
It's V2 for me Carol, but two crackers as always Wink
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Sep 2012 7:57PM
V1 is the most circular shield bug I have seen

17 Sep 2012 8:26PM
Two rather pretty looking Bugs, well captured
17 Sep 2012 8:29PM
2 excellent images Carol. Lou
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Sep 2012 8:32PM
Two little beauties Carol - like them both.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 8:58PM
Unusual pattern on this ones back but a beauty of a shot
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:27PM
Such interesting and colourful little creatures your find two lovely shots


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