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Pentatomid Eggs Spring arrived October last year and with it a delightful find for me...a collection of silver Pentatomidae eggs at the tip of a Blue Chalk Stick succulent (complete with trailing spider silk!). <br />
Each egg just 2 mm in width.<br />
The Pentatomids are known as Stink Bugs or Shield Bugs. These insects are frequently found in large numbers on crops and weeds.  Australia,Eggs,Geotagged,Hemiptera,Insect Eggs,Macro,Pentatomidae,Senecio,Spring,heteroptera,shiny,true bug Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pentatomid Eggs

Spring arrived October last year and with it a delightful find for me...a collection of silver Pentatomidae eggs at the tip of a Blue Chalk Stick succulent (complete with trailing spider silk!).
Each egg just 2 mm in width.
The Pentatomids are known as Stink Bugs or Shield Bugs. These insects are frequently found in large numbers on crops and weeds.

    comments (4)

  1. Hi Ruth, nice one! Especially I very much like the fact that the image shows one egg that tipped over (at 8 o'clock in the image) so that we can see the special aeromicropilar processes (the little tubes around the "lid" of the barrels) from two perspectives :o)
    I haven't got a clue about Aussie stink bugs, but to me these eggs have all the makings of the eggs of most bugs in the subfamily Asopinae as I know them from Europe. So if you are looking for an ID, you may want to find out what Asopinae live in your area.
    Also, if you maybe plan to follow these or to collect them and raise the nymphs to adulthood, be aware that they would probably be predaceous - not plant-sucking.
    Cheers, Arp
    P.S. Ahw sorry ... never mind ... october last year ;o)
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Yep, from last spring - boo! Very grateful for heads up re Asopinae. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  2. Shield Bugs just keep getting more and more interesting! Posted one year ago
  3. Remarkable little jewels! Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Jul 17, 2018. Captured Oct 1, 2017 10:40 in Unit 3/129 Scenic Dr, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/18.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm