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A colorful shield bug still hanging around till mid May. Havent seen any lately. Male is smaller and has a red abdomen. Female larger with a white abdomen.
Found mating and playing around on grass leaves on a farm near the coast of Surman, Libya.
Thank you so much Ashley! It's a great honor to be in the top 10!
Congrats Osama, your colorful Shield Bug has made the top 10 arthropod spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 arthropod spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 9th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah
Colors are amazing!! Congratulations Osama!!
Wow!! I just found out what SOTD means. Thanks everyone! I am so happy you like it. Looking forward to winning this again. Cheers!!
I knew it would be the spotting of the day! It was too cool not to be!
Really stunning coloration.
Glorious colors, what a beautiful image! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
Great capture OsamaOmranEtewish,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Great colours! Congrats on your SOTD.
Congratulations on SOTD love the colours of this shield bug
Thank you Deepti S for the ID suggestion. I thought it was a stink bug. Now I now it is a shield bug called Eurydema Ornata. Thanks a lot! :)
Congrats O' for the SOTD!
Welcome to the Project Noah community and congratulations on your very first Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this gem with us and we're excited to see more beautiful biodiversity from Libya. Congrats again!
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amazing how a stink bug can have such vivid colors...
What a bug beauty! I'm sure some caps in your region must have been designed from this one! Hats off Osama!
Spotted on Apr 29, 2015
Submitted on Jun 1, 2015
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