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Graphosoma lineatum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as the Italian Striped-Bug and Minstrel Bug. It is often found on the flowers of Apiaceae plants. The bold red and black warning colours (aposematism) indicate that the insects are foul-tasting.
Common across Southern Europe. On an inflorescence of Thapsia villosa at Dehesa de Valdelatas
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. f/32 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired