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
Wildlife and nature
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