Wish I knew what this was!

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Counter, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Like a little armoured vehicle! The last shot was the only way to get a glimpse of the head. It's not a Shieldbug but must be a very closely related member of the Hemiptera. I've seen them in two different locations in the last two weeks, both fairly close to water.

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    D300, 60mm AF-S, SB400
     
  2. It's a darn big green bug.
     
  3. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    It's just a little bigger than a dime!
     
  4. That is Cassida viridis - a turtoise beetle, belongs to the family Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles).

    Their larvae are funny, they camouflage themselves with a mixture of their skin and their excrements.

    Needless to say that these are excellent captures!

    Cheers
     
  5. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Hurray!! Thank you Harry :smile: