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Phyllomorpha laciniata Phyllomorpha laciniata carrying eggs.<br />
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  1. Remarkable behavior, I never heard of this egg laying strategy. Posted 2 years ago

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''Phyllomorpha laciniata'' is a species of coreid bug, and one of only two members of the genus ''Phyllomorpha''. They are specific to the host plant ''Paronychia argentea''. It is noted for its habit of laying its eggs on other members of its species, who act as mobile nests . These co-opted egg carriers provide more protection for the eggs than laying them at static locations on plant leaves or stems. While ''Phyllomorpha laciniata'' females can and do lay eggs on their host plant, the availability.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
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Uploaded Jun 9, 2017. Captured Jun 8, 2017 09:58.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm