True bug, Coreus marginatus. Head of a young true bug also called nymph. Bugs go through an incomplete metarmophosis. Like grasshoppers they change their skin in a moulting process several times until they reach their adult size. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Lederwanze, Coreus marginatus. Kopf einer jungen Lederwanze auch Nymphe genannt. Wanzen durchlaufen eine unvollständige Metamorphose. Wie z.B. auch die Grashüpfer müssen sie sich mehrmals häuten bis sie ihre Erwachsenen-Größe erreicht haben. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #moult#nymph#nymphe #lederwanze#truebug#bug#wanze#stacking#microscope#mikroskop
Happy Macro Monday! Part of the fun of learning macro photography is getting to know the strange alien creatures that lurk in our own backyards. This Threecornered Alfalfa Treehopper blends in so well on a green leaf. He was about .2 inches (5mm) in length.
True bug, Coreus marginatus. Lederwanze. This portrait consists of 145 frames with a stepsize of 0.023mm. Recorded with a Sony A7RIII and the Laowa 25mm Ultramcro in the scale 5:1 at aperture 4. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lederwanze, Coreus marginatus. Dieses Portrait besteht aus 145 Einzelbildern mit einer Schrittweite von 0,023mm. Aufgenommen mit einer Sony A7RIII und dem Laowa 25mm Ultramcro im Maßstab 5:1 bei Blende 4. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lederwanze#bug#truebug#insect#insekt#entomology#entomologie
Here's another one of this gorgeous wheel bug! I mentioned in my last post of her that she wandered off of the woodchip I had her on and onto my hand, and here she is right on my hand! I have to say, it was a little intimidating at first having her walk around on my skin knowing that she can inflict a pretty painful bite if I accidentally scare her, but after seeing her walk around a little with no issues it was pretty much just really cool. I kept my hand as still as possible and just let her move around how she wanted to, and had no problems whatsoever. Although they may look a little scary, and certainly can attack if provoked, these insects aren't interested in biting humans unless absolutely necessary, so they're really nothing to be afraid of. And as I mentioned in my last post they're actually pretty good to have around since they eat pest insects and control those populations for you! Seeing this amazing insect up close and having her walk around right on my hand was extremely cool, and I loved every second I spent with her! I could not stop looking at her and the really amazing and intricate design of her body! Definitely one of the coolest insect species I've had the pleasure of spotting in my backyard!! I hope you find her interesting to look at as well!
The Milkweed Assassin bug is one of our hardest working beneficials. It is a true bug. The nymph form is often confused with leaf-footed bugs which are also orange at this stage. Leaf-footed bugs are pests of the garden. The easiest way to tell them apart when in nymph form is to look at the proboscis (beak). The leaf-footed bug’s is thin and long(running nearly the whole length of the body) it is used to pierce deep into the plant tissue it is feeding on. The assassin’s is thicker and shorter for piercing the exoskeleton of other insects it feeds on.