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July 25, 2005

Striped Shield Bug

Filed under: — lbobke @ 5:05 am

Graphosoma lineatum
A striped shiel bug sitting on a flower. Seen on a walk in Wiesbaden-Schierstein.
The scientific name of the animal: Graphosoma lineatum.
Incredible that it is possible to hand-hold such a shot with a tiny camera like the Lumix FX8…

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