www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - Shield bug nymph at or near 5th instar - perhaps?
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Shield bug nymph at or near 5th instar - perhaps?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Beatsy



Joined: 05 Jul 2013
Posts: 1351
Location: Malvern, UK

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Shield bug nymph at or near 5th instar - perhaps? Reply with quote

Bad time of year to be trying to ID shield bugs. All the nymphs at different stages of their development often look sooo different! I have no relevant reference material for these so the variety of the instars is driving me nuts. This one just looked a dark, crusty brown when I noticed it crawling up the bark on the shady side of a tree. It was very drab and boring to look at really, but it's one I've not collected before, so in the jar it went.

To my surprise, it practically lit up like Christmas under the macro rig lights. I can't find anything that looks similar (colour-wise) in online references, so help with ID is appreciated. Thanks.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JH



Joined: 09 Mar 2013
Posts: 1133
Location: Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usuall I like the light - especially that ther is no black/dark zone in the middle of the back if the insect.

Best regards
Jörgen Hellberg
_________________
Jörgen Hellberg, my webbsite www.hphoto.se
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mawyatt



Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 1552
Location: Clearwater

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Beautiful image, love the colors and detail!!

Best,
_________________
Research is like a treasure hunt, you don't know where to look or what you'll find!
~Mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Beatsy



Joined: 05 Jul 2013
Posts: 1351
Location: Malvern, UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both.

mawyatt wrote:
Research is like a treasure hunt, you don't know where to look or what you'll find!

The first rule of successful treasure hunting (aka metal detecting - another of my far-too-many hobbies) is, "only search where there's treasure to be found". True that Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rolsen



Joined: 01 May 2018
Posts: 75
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really nice photo, well done!

- Rane
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Smokedaddy



Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 1131
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful image, I like the lighting too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Timmsy



Joined: 13 May 2018
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im guessing its a Tectocoris diophthalmus - Cotton Harlequin Bug

https://lifeunseen.smugmug.com/Insects/Bugs-order-Hemiptera/Scutelleridae-Jewel-Bugs/Scutelleridae-Jewel-Bugs/i-fg3ZSPX

I have a few of these in my freezer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hayath



Joined: 03 Apr 2012
Posts: 64
Location: Bangalore, India

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh wow! Great iridescence and detail on this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
davidguitar



Joined: 23 Jun 2018
Posts: 15
Location: Sverige

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

truley epic shot. Well done. What gear did you use?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Beatsy



Joined: 05 Jul 2013
Posts: 1351
Location: Malvern, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidguitar wrote:
truley epic shot. Well done. What gear did you use?


Thanks. I used the rig pictured here, but with a Minolta DImage 5400 lens attached instead.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37428&highlight=linoscan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group