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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 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jun 2010 5:54AM
He's a glorious coloured beaste, Gabriel, very well spotted and captured. Carol
23 Jun 2010 5:56AM
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.
W1ldside 8 29 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 7:37AM
Like the fluorescence of this one Gabriel....
Cheers Rick
23 Jun 2010 7:57AM
Thank you Scott, thank you Rick, your comments are much appreciated!
23 Jun 2010 7:58AM
very bright and eye catching
23 Jun 2010 11:29AM
Great shot Gabriel great detail and colour.
milky 14 Wales
23 Jun 2010 12:41PM
Beautiful image excellent capture well done--------Milky
cjl47 10 4 3 England
23 Jun 2010 2:59PM
Great close up
andymark 8 1 England
23 Jun 2010 5:33PM
and amazing close up
23 Jun 2010 6:28PM
Great close-up Gabriel

23 Jun 2010 6:36PM
Fantastic capture, Gabriel. Great close-up.
Regards Evgenya

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