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fresh emerged Minstrel bug. Found this colorful bug while doing my walk in Wijk bij Duurstede (my hometown)<br />
the Netherlands Geotagged,Graphosoma italicum,Minstrel Bug,Netherlands,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

fresh emerged Minstrel bug.

Found this colorful bug while doing my walk in Wijk bij Duurstede (my hometown)
the Netherlands

    comments (8)

  1. Your timing remains legendary, my friend. Posted 2 months ago
    1. So I've been told, lol
      But thanks a lot Ferdy.
      Posted 2 months ago
  2. Nice!!! :o) Posted 2 months ago
    1. thnx mate. Posted 2 months ago
  3. Good one Paul Posted 2 months ago
    1. thnx a lot Calbost. Posted 2 months ago
  4. That's very cool. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Ruth. Posted 2 months ago

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Graphosoma italicum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as the Italian Striped-Bug and Minstrel Bug. The bold red and black warning colours indicate that the insects are foul-tasting, protecting them from predators.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Jul 29, 2021. Captured Jul 29, 2021 19:12 in Beerze 112, 3961 HE Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • f/8.0
  • 1/202s
  • ISO100
  • 13.543mm