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Closterotomus norvegicus

Closterotomus norvegicus
: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
: Animals
: 2018-03-30
: Insects
: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/22, 1/100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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: 2018-03-30 11:15
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Closterotomus norvegicus (Gmelin, 1790)[1]
Heteroptera: Miridae
Common name: potato capsid

Closteroromus norvegicus is a very common mirid in Crete. It can be found feeding on nettle, clover, and cannabis, as well as Compositae, potatoes, carrots and chrysanthemums. Here it feeds on flowers of Chrysanthemum sagetum. It can also atack some crops as potatoes, peach and strawberries.
It overwintered as egg inserted on 2nd or 1rst year shoots. They hatche in April and feed on new foliage or pollen of flowers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6123 W: 89 N: 15234] (63760)
  • [2018-03-30 13:49]

Hi Nikos,magnificent macro of this very small capsid! The background made by this yellow flower is very bright and wel exposed,and the details of the insect are the best as possible,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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