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A Light in the Darkness
Pink Spaday
First Clam!
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Fishing in Hoi An
Lake Erie Ice Formation
A tiny frog on the tomato plant
Frog on hibiscus
Toady Lump in a Stump
Old man and mud
Perfect Timing in New England
Bug tectocoris diophthalmus
Bee carpenter - xylocopa
buland darwaza from the eyes of lens ball
priest with a mustache
Victim of war
Longhorn Tmesisternus Rafaelae
Clouds in the sky
Holy water
Sunset in the Northwest
People and their festival
Heart in the Sky showing God’s love
Praying Mantis
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Bug tectocoris diophthalmus

Tectocoris diophthalmus, commonly known as the Hibiscus Harlequin Bug or Cotton Harlequin Bug, is a brightly coloured convex and rounded shield-shaped bug with a metallic sheen that grows to about 20 mm. Adult females are mostly orange and males are both blue and red or orange. The colours are quite variable. It lives in Northern and Eastern Australia, New Guinea and several Pacific Islands in habitats ranging from urban to agricultural and coastal areas. The Hibiscus Harlequin Bugs feed on many species of the Hibiscus family (Malvaceae), as well as cultivated cotton. They will also eat Illawarra flame tree flowers, grevillea and bottlebrush saplings.

TAGS: Bokeh, Bug, Closeup, Insect, Macro, Nature, Papua New Guinea

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© Mofeed Abu Shalwa.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2019
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 3, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5DS R
Focal Length: 65mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO250
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