Dolycoris baccarum

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Dolycoris baccarum (NL: Bessenwants / DE: Beerenwanze) is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. Adults growing between 1 and 1.2 cm long and the color is striking: although the insect itself is gray-brown to black, the elytra are mostly reddish-purple with a bright shield behind. The antennae are black striped white and the margins of the abdomen are spotted alternately light and dark. You can find this bug in meadows, in mixed deciduous forests, at forest edges and clearings, and often also in gardens of herbs, trees and berry bushes. During winter, the species survives hidden in the soil. In the spring they fly lively. Moreover, it can be found mainly in the period April to October.

Image: Zandhoven (BE) - 22/04/2011

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel heel mooi !

9 Jun 2011 8:06am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Good details and great composition!

9 Jun 2011 8:13am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

they seem to like these flowers ! http://veronique.aminus3.com/portfolio/722.html

9 Jun 2011 10:14am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Very great macro!

9 Jun 2011 12:26pm

violette from BRUXELLES, Belgium

Excellent !!!

9 Jun 2011 1:21pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Wonderful catch.

9 Jun 2011 8:36pm

helma from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot !
sharp & outstanding ... bravo!

10 Jun 2011 9:03am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Magnifique.. belle prise
Bon dimanche

12 Jun 2011 10:54am

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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