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Fatal attraction..

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 6 October 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Glamorous visitor in my son's garden :)This is the Lychee Shield Bug or Jewel Bug..feeds on leaves..harmful to the plants in a way

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is like a jewel. Beautiful green gloss refers to guess the emerald.

6 Oct 2015 5:22am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes a jewel :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbes couleurs scintillantes.)

6 Oct 2015 5:54am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

All part of the circle of Nature . . and beautiful, too.

6 Oct 2015 6:04am

@Ronnie 2¢: ys Ronnie...every single insect counts :)

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

joli scarabée doré ???

6 Oct 2015 7:04am

@Marcel Peltier: :))))))))))))))))))))

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice insect in its greenery

6 Oct 2015 8:13am

@Patrick M.: Thank you Patrick :)

: Helen : from Melbourne, Australia

Such a sinister outcome from one so beautiful. Such is life.

6 Oct 2015 9:04am

@: Helen :: Hmmm...Like the Cobra and it's venom...But Cobras will not attack unless it is provoked :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


6 Oct 2015 9:18am

@Dimitrios: Thank you Dimitrios :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Perhaps you could distract it with some lettuce :) Lovely metallic finish it has

6 Oct 2015 10:35am

@grouser: God forbid grouser !! There is a lovely patch of lettuce too...hope this fellow has not heard what you suggested !!!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, like a jewel !

6 Oct 2015 11:42am

@Hiro: Yes certainly :)

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

Beautiful bug with magical colours! You got it lovely!

6 Oct 2015 1:19pm

@mohkum: Thank you mohkum :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belle carapace avec ces points noir superbe compo et vue.

6 Oct 2015 2:34pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou :)

gerard1948 from Spain

A pretty "bestiole" that seems to metallic, the colors are beautiful.
Very nice composition.
Have a good day.

6 Oct 2015 2:39pm

@gerard1948: Thank you very much gerard :)

Don from Spokane, United States

He has a shiny exterior that makes him attractive despite his dangerous side.

6 Oct 2015 3:02pm

@Don: Yes... it is believed it stings too !!!!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! Great shot!

6 Oct 2015 3:47pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela Hugs :))))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It does look like a lovely jewel. Looks can deceive.

6 Oct 2015 3:53pm

@B. Thomas: Yes indeed :)) I agree:)

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

It's very beautiful.

6 Oct 2015 4:29pm

@fateme@@: Thank you Fateme :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful ! Superb capture !!

6 Oct 2015 4:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful, iridescent beast captured superbly.

6 Oct 2015 4:44pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve:)

Martine from Brest, France

Cet insecte a de superbes couleurs.

6 Oct 2015 5:03pm

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful capture Devi

6 Oct 2015 6:29pm

@Doug: Thank you Doug :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful close up!!!

6 Oct 2015 7:20pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you very much Ruthie :)

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

a jewel bug ..

it's great to see this wonderful bug, devi! ;-))

6 Oct 2015 9:31pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: Thank you curieuzen :)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It is too bad that this beautiful bug can cause damage to the plants. A fabulous image!

7 Oct 2015 1:34am

@Elaine Hancock: Yes...unbelievable !!

Sam from Chennai, India

A fine capture of this shiny little bug. Lovely colours and details. Thank you, Devi. :)

7 Oct 2015 2:46am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe les couleurs

7 Oct 2015 7:41am

@L'Angevine: Merci L'Angevine :))

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

How come you've got all the best looking bugs, or is there a little man in a hut somewhere painting all the dull ones ???. ;>))

7 Oct 2015 3:16pm

@Jeff & Pat: Ha ha ha !! Well, not a little man in a hut but a Big Man in Cosmos who keeps manufacturing these things and sending them down :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

helys from Paris, France


11 Oct 2015 6:00pm

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