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Minstrel Bug

Graphosoma lineatum

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Common across Southern Europe. On an inflorescence of Thapsia villosa at Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. f/32 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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5 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

remarkable color display, brilliant detail!

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Noel

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Nice spot!

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

I changed the first picture

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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