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Clown Stink Bug (Poecilocoris lewisi)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 23 August 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Extreme iridescence hardly seems like a likely camouflage, so when disturbed, these bugs spray a foul-smelling concoction in the general direction of the attacker as a deterrent. (Baiwang Mountain)

SONY DSC-R1 1/15 second F/13.0 ISO 160 72 mm

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kitty from Seoul, South Korea

What a beautiful shot of this stinker - it looks too pretty to make a smell ^^

23 Aug 2011 7:15am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful shot !

23 Aug 2011 8:06am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh my that's a green jewel we have here !

23 Aug 2011 11:22am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Very beautiful

23 Aug 2011 11:31am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe réalisation !

23 Aug 2011 7:07pm

1/15 second
ISO 160
72 mm