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Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:27:12 AM »
So I was traipsing around a family member's garden and found this guy. It's a nymph of a Sinea sp., and judging by the fact that it has sharp spines on its pronotum, I'm calling it a S. diadema sp. The only other option would be a spinipes sp., but they supposedly have blunt tubercules as opposed to spines. The naming on them is even stranger, S. diadema is the spined assassin bug, while the S. spinipes is the spiny assassin bug.

Photos taken in SE Ohio, so if you think there's another option, let me know :)

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This one is pretty neat, definitely posing for me.


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Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:27:12 AM »

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 11:03:25 AM »
Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 11:12:49 AM »
Escaped from a horror film 😬

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.

Thank you!


Escaped from a horror film 😬

Their ingestion method is pretty sinister too. They inject digestive enzymes into prey and then suck their liquefied insides out :D
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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 09:10:19 PM »
Nice mouthparts and light background where you need it!

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 10:34:57 PM »
Great shots.
What camera and lens were you using?

Thanks for sharing.

Scott

So I was traipsing around a family member's garden and found this guy. It's a nymph of a Sinea sp., and judging by the fact that it has sharp spines on its pronotum, I'm calling it a S. diadema sp. The only other option would be a spinipes sp., but they supposedly have blunt tubercules as opposed to spines. The naming on them is even stranger, S. diadema is the spined assassin bug, while the S. spinipes is the spiny assassin bug.

Photos taken in SE Ohio, so if you think there's another option, let me know :)

1/160, ISO200, f/14, flash heads set at 1/4 each




This one is pretty neat, definitely posing for me.


1/160, ISO200, f/14, flash heads set at 1/4 each


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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 12:45:12 AM »
Nice mouthparts and light background where you need it!

Yes, the petals and the plane I wanted in focus just happened to be matched up perfectly!

Great shots.
What camera and lens were you using?

Thanks for sharing.

Scott

Thank you! I use the 5DII and MP-E 65mm. Light is with the MT-24EX and some custom diffusion.
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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 12:45:12 AM »

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 10:08:44 AM »
Great photos of a very prickly subject. Nice!

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Re: Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 10:08:44 AM »