Spined assassin bug, S. diadema (I think)

Drainpipe

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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

 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
Great shots.
What camera and lens were you using?

Thanks for sharing.

Scott

Drainpipe said:
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

 

Drainpipe

It's all about the little things.
Aug 30, 2014
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illadvisedhammer said:
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!

scottkinfw said:
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.