Butterflies, Poland summer 2012

Butterflies observed late June – July 2012, Poland. At two sites: predominantly Kzywica, near Klembow, woj. (voivodeship) Mazowiecki, and also Serwy, woj. Podlaskie.

Equipment: Nikon D3, Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 micro macro lens, Nikon SB29s Macro speedlight. All shots were taken hand-held.

Striped shield bugs (Graphosoma lineatum)

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Graphosoma lineatum (Graphosoma italicum) mating on umbelliferous flowers, July, Poland. Also known as striped shield-bugs, they belong to the Pentatomidae family.