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Thaurrhina iturica

By gabriel_flr  
Wow, this found was a big surprise for me because of the shining potential of this shield bug. I have seen him from 50 feet, his metallic green was shining so strong! It was exciting to photograph him but not easy. The found-place made my identification job easier: He was on a wild rose, so a rose-bug, who is usually is at home in the Equatorial Africa, however not in Germany (oh boy, he will have some trouble with his passport, ha!). Thaurrhina iturica is a really recycling worker and his larva’s is living in and from humus. Last year i took some shots with African butterflies in Hildesheim, a big surprise too... However the area here is interesting because we are living on a place where early was a see and it is possible to find fossils everywhere…
Just a question for people who know the answer maybe: I asked myself why some bugs have this metallic colour? damselflies are often metallic green, blue or golden in this area...i mean usually must be a reason for that, Mother Nature always has a reason, or we find one for it...

Tags: Close-up and macro Shield Metallic Vert Wildlife and nature Verde Thaurrhina iturica Roe bug Shielded Schildwanze Wanze Greaan Grün

Voters: LynneJoyce, CarolG, VIKI and 11 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 5:12AM
Well spotted and well captured. I hope he enjoys his holiday!

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
23 Jun 2010 5:54AM
He's a glorious coloured beaste, Gabriel, very well spotted and captured. Carol
Thank you girls, i'm so happy ...the weather is quite good now for bugs!
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:31AM
What a beautiful beetle! an emerald of nature, fantastic capture Gabriel.
23 Jun 2010 7:37AM
Like the fluorescence of this one Gabriel....
Cheers Rick
Thank you Scott, thank you Rick, your comments are much appreciated!
very bright and eye catching
Great shot Gabriel great detail and colour.
23 Jun 2010 12:41PM
Beautiful image excellent capture well done--------Milky
cjl47 Plus
10 4 3 England
23 Jun 2010 2:59PM
Great close up
23 Jun 2010 5:33PM
and amazing close up
Great close-up Gabriel

Fantastic capture, Gabriel. Great close-up.
Regards Evgenya

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