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Giant Shield Bug (Eusthenes sp., Tessaratomidae)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 8 March 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Tessaratomids resemble large stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and are sometimes quite colorful. Their nymphal forms too are often very colorful also and usually bear little resemblance to the adult.
Pu'er, Yunnan. China

SONY DSC-R1 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 160 60 mm

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Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

He looks like a gem with all those lovely colours. Love those green outlines with the red dots. Beautiful details, great macro!

8 Mar 2013 5:39am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

The detail, the crispness, the light, and the colors are exceptional on this shot.

8 Mar 2013 11:58am

barry from Palm Springs, California, United States

Exquisite coloring

8 Mar 2013 4:53pm

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SONY DSC-R1
1/200 second
F/16.0
ISO 160
60 mm

insect
macro
china
bug
hemiptera
shield
stink
tessaratomidae