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Stink Bug

Family Pentatomidae.

Description:

Pentatomidae is a family of insects belonging to order Hemiptera.These bugs derive its name from its tendency to eject a foul smelling glandular substance secreted from pores in the thorax when disturbed; in some species the liquid contains cyanide compounds with a rancid almond scent. This is a form of anti predator adaptation.

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18 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Excellent

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Wonderful one Atul!

Rustic 41
Rustic 41 7 years ago

A gorgeous macro image!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you so much Surekha :)

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Fantastic photograph, Atul! Great spotting!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen ,Lauren and martin .
@ martin ..glad you saw this one and liked it !

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

That's a stunning bug and an excellent photograph.
This shows clearly the two compound eyes and the two smaller simple eyes typical of bugs.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

This one is just breathtaking. Gorgeous photo and a wonderful bug.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Gorgeous one doc!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks Carol ...I knew you would love it :-)
Thanks dotun55. :-)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Best looking stink bug I have seen and great photo Atul!

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Your signature calligraphy makes this bug even cooler ;)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks Adarsha :-)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Nice spotting Atul :)

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you :-)

Wilson W
Wilson W 7 years ago

Cool...!!!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you Jemma :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

wow , Atul!

Atul
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Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

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