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Charles Krebs



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:39 pm    Post subject: Shieldbug Reply with quote

At least I think it's a shieldbug of some type. Kind of hairy! I need to do some more checking on an ID for this one.

Nilkon D200. Canon 35/2.8 macro on bellows. 72 image stack.


Nilkon D200. Canon 35/2.8 macro on bellows. 50 image stack.


Nilkon D200. Nikon 10X microscope objective on bellows. 88 image stack.

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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That rostrum always seems to capture my attention, as so do those compound eyes. Excellent as usual Charlie Very Happy
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Bruce Williams



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent images as always.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one didn't see the hairdresser for a months! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazing as usual, i gotta go with number two im a sucker for overhead shots.
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Ib Mathiasen



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual a grait foto - beautiful bug in that size
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ramos wrote:
That rostrum always seems to capture my attention, as so do those compound eyes. Excellent as usual Charlie Very Happy

Excellent, indeed! The word seems inadequate...

Ken, I am fascinated by the rostrum as well, particularly since I was just recently looking under the microscope at a shield bug that I found apparently comatose. The structure of its rostrum seems just like the one that Charlie shows here -- some sort of tube arrangement inside a sheath.

A bit of Internet searching turned up this source, which illustrates the structure and says:
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All of the insects classified as Hemiptera have a highly specialized rostrum (proboscis) in which all structural elements are elongated to form a tubular feeding channel. The mandibles and maxillae are long and thread-like. All four of these feeding stylets interlock to form a flexible feeding tube that is no more than 0.1 mm in diameter yet contains both a food channel and a salivary channel. The stylets are enclosed within a protective sheath (the labium) that shortens or retracts during feeding.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes one glad we have knives and forks, can't imagine walking around with one of those under my chin. Thanks for the home state link Rik. Very Happy
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DaveW



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great as usual Charles!

I can't help feeling with all those 72 image stacks you have done with the D200 it will be worn out just at the right time when the D300 becomes available from November onwards! How many cameras do you stackers wear out? Shocked Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, Charles always shows us the most interesting parts of the insect. Never fails to make me go "WOW"
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Dearis



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

great images really interesting especially that 3rd shot

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