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Forest Bug

By Metro6R4  
Pentatoma rufipes

A species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands worldwide. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange markings on its body and bright orange legs. It is shaped like an escutcheon-type shield, flat, and about 14 millimetres (0.55 in) long. Its distinguishing characteristic is a pair of plates extending forward from the shoulders at the front of its dorsal thorax.

Tags: Forest Insect Wood Bug Close-up and macro

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Sep 2012 7:45AM
Three excellent macro captures Paul, I think these are cute!



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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 9:57AM
A very informative foreword, supported by three rather outstanding macro photographs of the highest order. Pin sharp focusing, has allowed me to explore each and every millimetre at my leisure.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 11:38AM
Lovely shield bug! Wonderful colouring and details on the insect! Grin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
18 Sep 2012 1:23PM
Don't ever pick one up, the exude a substance that I can only describe as smelling like rancid old chip fat! Great image.....

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 2:37PM
you have got the bug! good set great detail
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 4:55PM
That is one awesome and very sharp set og 'bugs' you have there Paul
well captured
thank you so much for your User Award
18 Sep 2012 7:32PM
Again Top Class Captures. V1 for me. Eric.

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