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Solenosthedium bilunatum Solenosthedium bilunatum<br />
Stacked image: 6 Exp. | Handheld | Rendered with Helicon Focus<br />
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Almost 6 years after, almost the same day, at the same place, a wonderer.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/35957/solenosthedium_bilunatum.html" title="Solenosthedium bilunatum"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2527/35957_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=sTgT5zmjByYopXuo%2BySJpI3stCw%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Solenosthedium bilunatum Solenosthedium bilunatum<br />
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Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefebvre, 1827) is a remarkable, 12 &ndash; 16 mm<br />
large true bug of the Scutelleridae family, member of the tribe Elvisurini, which is<br />
most diversified in the Austral-Asian region. Its abdomen is completely covered<br />
by the scutellum. The basic coloration is light to reddish brown with small black<br />
spots and two large oval yellow spots on the scutellum (two moons &ndash; bilunatum)<br />
which could be missing in some specimens. It is a Mediterranean species, most<br />
numerous in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and Sicily (Matocq &amp; Pluot-<br />
Sigwalt, 2002). The Northernmost localities are in the Corse and Catalonia. In<br />
the East Mediterranean it is known from Lebanon, and the coastal part of Syria and Turkey. <br />
The only record for the Balkans is for Greece, but without any precise<br />
locality (Stichel, 1960, Josifov, 1986). In the summer of 2000 Tomi Trilar<br />
collected one specimen of this species in the Croatian Island of Korčula. This is<br />
the first record of the species for Croatia and the first precise locality in the Balkans.<br />
The specimen was crawling over a tent, so the food plant there is not known<br />
(T. Trilar, pers. comm.). Known food plants are Pistacia spp. (Anacardiaceae),<br />
Arbutus unedo (Ericaceae), Schinus molle (Anacardiaceae) and Cydonia oblonga<br />
(Rosaceae). Adults were collected also from several other plants (Matocq &amp; Pluot-<br />
Sigwalt, 2002). In hrcak.srce.hr/file/56624<br />
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http://naturdata.com/Solenosthedium-bilunatum-31644.htm<br />
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Solenosthedium bilunatum

Solenosthedium bilunatum
Stacked image: 6 Exp. | Handheld | Rendered with Helicon Focus

Almost 6 years after, almost the same day, at the same place, a wonderer.

Solenosthedium bilunatum Solenosthedium bilunatum<br />
<br />
Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefebvre, 1827) is a remarkable, 12 – 16 mm<br />
large true bug of the Scutelleridae family, member of the tribe Elvisurini, which is<br />
most diversified in the Austral-Asian region. Its abdomen is completely covered<br />
by the scutellum. The basic coloration is light to reddish brown with small black<br />
spots and two large oval yellow spots on the scutellum (two moons – bilunatum)<br />
which could be missing in some specimens. It is a Mediterranean species, most<br />
numerous in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and Sicily (Matocq & Pluot-<br />
Sigwalt, 2002). The Northernmost localities are in the Corse and Catalonia. In<br />
the East Mediterranean it is known from Lebanon, and the coastal part of Syria and Turkey. <br />
The only record for the Balkans is for Greece, but without any precise<br />
locality (Stichel, 1960, Josifov, 1986). In the summer of 2000 Tomi Trilar<br />
collected one specimen of this species in the Croatian Island of Korčula. This is<br />
the first record of the species for Croatia and the first precise locality in the Balkans.<br />
The specimen was crawling over a tent, so the food plant there is not known<br />
(T. Trilar, pers. comm.). Known food plants are Pistacia spp. (Anacardiaceae),<br />
Arbutus unedo (Ericaceae), Schinus molle (Anacardiaceae) and Cydonia oblonga<br />
(Rosaceae). Adults were collected also from several other plants (Matocq & Pluot-<br />
Sigwalt, 2002). In hrcak.srce.hr/file/56624<br />
<br />
http://naturdata.com/Solenosthedium-bilunatum-31644.htm<br />
http://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/insectarium/Solenosthedium-bilunatum-(Lefebvre-1827)-cat13678.html Animalia,Arthropoda,Elvisurini,Hemiptera,Insecta,Scutelleridae,Solenosthedium,Solenosthedium bilunatum,biodiversity,bugs,hemiptera,insects

    comments (7)

  1. Like the detail and perspective Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you so much, William! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Excellent close up! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you so much, Patomarazul! Posted 8 months ago
  3. Stunning! Manual focus stack or on an automated rail? Posted 8 months ago
    1. Manual focus, although with the camera attached to head of a tripod. The exposures came out to be a little bit of center, but the Helicon (freeware version) mastered easily the focus stack. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Impressive, brilliant work! Posted 8 months ago

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Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefebvre, 1827) is a remarkable, 12 – 16 mm large true bug of the Scutelleridae family, member of the tribe Elvisurini, which is most diversified in the Austral-Asian region.

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Uploaded Jan 16, 2022. Captured Jan 15, 2022 19:10.
  • NIKON D610
  • f/2.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm