Cotton Stainer Bug

© Mitch Spence

Cotton Stainer Bug

Uploaded: June 20, 2020 | Entered: June 20, 2020 05:26:30


Don't let anyone tell you photography isn't educational. I'd never seen such creatures as these before. I've determined they're commonly called cotton stainer bugs (Dysdercus suturellus) for their habit of feeding and leaving behind stains on cotton (and also oranges and hibiscus). Their habitat is primarily southern Florida. When I shot this, the only thing I was paying much attention to was the one bug. Only later did I realize I had another - one that looked completely different. I finally determined though that it's the same type of bug, just seen directly from the side. For the PG101 bugs theme. Category: Details/Macro

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100; Shutter Speed: 1/320; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 400; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:06:06 10:01:13


Jacquie Palazzolo level-classic June 20, 2020

It's a great close-up!! Love the contrast of the red and black. Nicely composed. And I love the information about the cotton stainer bug. :) #1741240

Bob Cournoyer level-classic June 20, 2020

Certainly stands out, great design on it, interesting about the "stains".. :-) Happy Theme Day #11812029

Terry Korpela level-deluxe June 20, 2020

Nicely Done Mitch! #11812044

Janet Criswell level-deluxe June 20, 2020

Two views in one shot! I'm from south Florida and don't remember these. Thanks for the information and the great shot! #11812156

Jim Miotke level-classic My Courses June 20, 2020

Yeah I love the photo and the info. Nice share, Mitch. #11812161

LJ Corliss level-classic June 20, 2020

Excellent :) #11812180

Michele Peterson level-classic June 20, 2020

I learned a lot today, Mitch! Thanks! I love how you have two views of the same type of bug, how nice of them to pose perfectly for you. They are interesting to look at! #11812186

Bob Cournoyer level-classic June 22, 2020

Congrats on your theme win, Mitch....Woot Woot.. :-) #11812521

Michele Peterson level-classic June 22, 2020

Woohoo on your 101 win! #11812528

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