Saturday, June 07, 2014

Birch Shield Bug Close Up

I used the Photoshop Sketch - Water Paper filter only for the background.  I left the bug and leaf alone.  Except where the edges merged with the background, they're the original photo.

I posted a picture of the birch shield bug in 2011 with a description from Dominque M/ Collet's Insects of south-central Alaska.  Yes, it's really called a bug.  Elasmostethus interstinctus if you want to be formal.

I'm proud of myself.  I didn't look at the computer until 3pm today.  Puttering around in the yard was good. 

If you have an Alaska bug you can't identify, the Cooperative Extension Service has a form you can submit online or in person.

By the way, here's a site that has pictures of a lot of different shield bugs.

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