Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree 2

Yesterday I posted photos of sunlight on flowers from my holiday, but I finished with a photo of a small red and black insect who I promised to introduce you to properly today. Well here he is…..

May I present Stefan Stink Bug!

May I present Stefan Stink Bug!

To give him his full title Stefan Stink Bug-from the Family-True Shieldbugs (Pentatomidae) with the other name of Eurydema Ornata!!

On holiday in Turkey we visited an ancient archaeological site called Tlos, where there is a fortress built high in the mountains…..and I mean high….look….

It was between 40 and 50 degrees C when we climbed up here!

It was between 40 and 50°C when we climbed up here!

Anyway, at the top there was this bush that was completely covered in these little critters…..

Lots eh?

Lots eh?

 

You can see that there are two different sorts of these shield bugs....

You can see that there are two different sorts of these shield bugs….

Well if you’re observant you can…look hard!

So there was Stefan Stink Bug and this is Zena Stink Bug!

There was Stefan Stink Bug previously and this is Zena Stink Bug!

So this is Zena from the Family-True Shieldbugs (Pentatomidae) with the other name of Zicrona Caerulea (Zena Zicrona for short)!

Here’s some more of them…..

They apparently suck the sap of plants especially those in the brassica family (cabbage etc)!

They apparently suck the sap of plants especially those in the brassica family (cabbage etc)!

 

Tomorrow I will show you photos of the saucier side of the life of these Pentatomidae Stefan and Zena!!

Bet you can’t wait!

PS Thank you Hazel (findlikin’ good!) for spotting them!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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