An advanced design stealth bug

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LordV
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An advanced design stealth bug

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Well ok it's an Andromeda lacebug - Stephanitis takeyai. Found on one of my rhododendrons. 3.8mm total length. 5dmk2/MPOE-65/430Ex flash Focus stacked using zerene.

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Post by Beatsy »

Good grief! That's an absolutely spectacular insect, nicely captured too! Why can't I ever find bugs like that? You've given me extra determination to look even harder though... :)

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Beautiful insect, great capture. Looks like stained glass or a Tiffany style work of art.
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That's bonkers, great pic. As I live within 10 miles I should really go look at my rhodies :p
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Beautiful insect. Nice capture. The focus on the insect is fabulous.

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Post by LordV »

Thanks all for the comments - appreciated :)

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Post by MarkSturtevant »

Great pictures! If anyone is interested, lace bugs are very common and are seen on the undersides of leaves of various deciduous tress in my experience. They can also turn up in great numbers if you use a sweep net in a field.
They are small, but that is not a challenge here.
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Post by LordV »

MarkSturtevant wrote:Great pictures! If anyone is interested, lace bugs are very common and are seen on the undersides of leaves of various deciduous tress in my experience. They can also turn up in great numbers if you use a sweep net in a field.
They are small, but that is not a challenge here.
Thanks for the comments and info Mark

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