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"Top & Tailing"

By Scuttleatflordon
This is a picture that i took recently of a pair of Green Sheild beetles going about their business. Their are many varieties of Sheild bugs, and most are fairly common. This pair of charmers have no English name just the scientific one picromerus bidens, but to me they are "green leaf bugs". It is commonly thought that these chaps feed on sap etc. but in fact they are predators and feed on caterpillars and other insect larvae.
Thanks for looking and many thanks for your kind comments and votes on my last effort.
Peter.

Tags: Sheild bugs Wildlife and nature

Voters: Norfolkboy, baxster, Paintman and 16 more


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Comments


11 Apr 2011 5:53PM
This is a really cracking macro Peter, great colour & DOF. Very well done.
Colin
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
11 Apr 2011 6:51PM
Well spotted and captured, Peter, they are well camouflaged. I have found dozens of different varieties here in Crete, most of them 'top and tailing' like yours Wink Carol
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 10:53PM
Very good macro.
Tony
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 12:18PM
Great macro.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 9:56PM
Brilliant macro. paul

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