A Face Only a Mother Could Love

isabel95

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A variety of insects on my property this summer has been a dream rather than a reality. Was happy to find this reptilian looking visitor on a drying hydrangea blossom. I'm not sure what it is, but it resembles a squash bug.

Taken with a Raynox DCR250 on the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens with my E PL1. This is a 100% crop.

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It's strange, but I do like to see different bugs from around the world. Its my favourite section at the museum in Edinburgh. Well captured! Is he big?
 

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Couldn't see the entire insect, but I would estimate that the area I shot represents about 1/2" in length (exclusive of the legs).
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Not all insects lay eggs...

Aphids, for example, bear live young.

I was astounded to see their birth in this video from my online friend, Antje Schulte:
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Thanks, however, for the suggested ID! :)

Isabel

As an insect I presume it lays eggs, so Mother never sees young and is unlikely to look in the mirror, problem never arises :biggrin:
Some sort of shield bug by the looks of it, at least in the UK.

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This insect loves to eat the leaves. You get this kind of insect in warm climate.
 

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thank you, Photogirl. I will have to check the leaves. And, yes, we have had a really hot summer.
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