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Pretty Shield Bug Nymph by melvynyeo Pretty Shield Bug Nymph by melvynyeo
Found this one resting under a leaf at night. Love its black white legs and the little green patch behind :) Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatom…
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order and, as such, share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts.[1] They are commonly referred to as shield bugs, chust bugs, and stink bugs.

There are about 7000 species under Pentatomoidea, divided under 14 to 15 families.

Pentatomoidea are characterized by a well developed scutellum (the hardened extension of the thorax over the abdomen). It can be triangular to semi-elliptical in shape.[3] Pentatomoidea usually have antennae with five segments. The tarsi usually have two or three segments.[4]

Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly.

The nymphs, similar to adults except smaller and without wings, also have stink glands.

The nymphs and adults have piercing mouthparts, which most use to suck sap from plants, although some eat other insects. When they group in large numbers, they can become significant pests.

Species that resemble pentatomoids are found in the superfamily Coreoidea.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Aww, what a darling. Love the little white hairs on this baby. Cool coloured pattern on its back as well. Sweet shot!
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T-Six Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
what technique do you use to capture that picture?
do you use extension tube? or some reverse lens?
i really want to take one of those picture sometimes...
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Cyprind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Better than me! :D
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VJD-Communication Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Impressive image. :nod: :camera:

:+fav: :D
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful color and pattern, great job!
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maura24 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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deviant-girl23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!:happybounce: 
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FelisLupus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: What in the name...just gorgeous!
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