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Box Elder Nymph
Sep 14, 2020 14:35:29   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
This is a Box Elder nymph that I found on the vines along our old kennel building this morning as I walked around letting one of the dogs 'do its business'. There were several of them clustered together so I brought some in for a focus stacking session.

Boxelder bugs are "true bugs" (as you can see from it proboscis) and belong to the same family as stink bugs, cicadas and other insects with piercing and sucking mouthparts. They release a bad odor when crushed much like that of a stink bug. They are bright red when they first hatch, they change to red and black as they get larger in their life. They are not considered to be a serious nuisance and they enjoy warm sunny areas...much like me!


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Sep 14, 2020 14:37:44   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Nice shot Sippy

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Sep 14, 2020 14:38:56   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Nice shot Sippy


Thanks, I enjoy sharing as well as viewing the work of other here.

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Sep 14, 2020 14:46:53   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Another fine & interesting shot!

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Sep 14, 2020 16:42:03   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
quixdraw wrote:
Another fine & interesting shot!


Thanks, Quixdraw. I enjoy sharing views of subjects in ways that may not typically be seen.

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Sep 15, 2020 10:33:19   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
very good!

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Sep 15, 2020 11:08:29   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
tinusbum wrote:
very good!


Thanks, Tinusbum. I've been noticing that many of our critters here are packing up to be heading to your luxury warmer weather resort down there. Soon all that will be left for me here will be Snow Scorpions.

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Sep 15, 2020 11:41:32   #
napabob Loc: Napa CA
 
nicely done.........down to it's pointed toes

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Sep 15, 2020 13:46:59   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
napabob wrote:
nicely done.........down to it's pointed toes


Thanks, Napabob. Fall is quickly approaching so I have to get them while I can.

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