Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stink Bug

This beautiful creature is one of dozens that live on the tree directly outside my front gate. They call it a Stink Bug. Poor thing. Apparently, to defend themselves they release a nasty smell but luckily my camera didn't seem to pose too much of a threat. Other names for them are Harlequin Bug, Shield-Backed Bug , Jewel Bug or if you happen to be Latin, Tectocoris diophthalmus.

5 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Interesting looking creature, Thats a pretty nice macro, what camera do you use?

JM said...

Amazing colours on this little bug.

cara said...

DR - I'm a learner so I use a Canon S2 IS - it's a point and shoot with manual settings.

Marc said...

Great little fella, especially enlarged. Excellent shot.
Btw, I replied to your question.

Babzy said...

I 've never seen such bugs before ,they have beautiful colors despite the way they defend themselves ...i'm sure they would like another name ;)

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