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    A member of the notorious Miridae family, this Dionconotus measured less than 10mm. Most of the more well-known mirids have received attention because they are agricultural pests. They pierce plant tissues and feed on the juices. This little fella, along with his many friends, showed a preference to the Asphodelus plants.

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    kingdom: Animalia
    phylum: Arthropoda
    class: Insecta
    order: Hemiptera
    suborder: Heteroptera
    family: Miridae
    subfamily: Mirinae
    tribe: Mirini
    genus: Dionconotus

    pinnagialla, j_jyarbrough, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. twentyeight 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful macro..................!!

    2. Fort Photo 87 months ago | reply

      Another brilliant macro from you my friend, great image!

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    3. freebird4 87 months ago | reply

      Absolutely A Super A+++ Photo!

    4. nature55 87 months ago | reply

      It may be a pest but it is so beautiful! Great shot!

    5. AnneliesW 87 months ago | reply

      I still like this brilliant shot, though I don't like the insect! :-)
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    6. (Βαγγελης) Vangelis 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!!
      details are great!

    7. René Mouton 86 months ago | reply

      Again a beautiful macro! Also like your comments on the photo!
      Seen in

    8. .Miles [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      Hello Stavros,
      fine catch you have here. The red draws attention, after that the sharpness holds it. Very nice!

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    9. atranswe 86 months ago | reply

      Beautiful coloured bug and a great photo you've taken!

    10. nutmeg66 86 months ago | reply

      Very photogenic pest - love the colour and details.

    11. camden hackworth 86 months ago | reply

      Awesome macro, even though it's a pest it sure does have some pretty coloring.

    12. Lord Ivan 86 months ago | reply

      Stunning macro job!! Very nicely done indeed! :-)

    13. Mono Andes 81 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

    14. JP "Photographs 80 months ago | reply

      Muito bem captado, belas cores, excelente macro com nitidez perfeita. Abraço.

    15. Juliano Pavan 77 months ago | reply

      Amazing macro!
      Awesome dof!

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