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Elasmucha grisea - L4 The nymphs of this species usually continue to congregate, either with or without the &quot;guarding&quot; parent until the last stadium.<br />
This is an old image of a group of 4th stadium nymphs.  Acanthosomatidae,Elasmucha,Elasmucha grisea,Nymph,Parent bug Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Elasmucha grisea - L4

The nymphs of this species usually continue to congregate, either with or without the "guarding" parent until the last stadium.
This is an old image of a group of 4th stadium nymphs.

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  1. Nice! I love this shot; they are so cute! Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. Not quite happy myself (the colours seem to be a bit off) ... have LOADS of very old mediocre photo series of these (and no newer material) and it takes forever to sift through and try to enhance the blurry old images and find something usable *rolleyes* Posted 2 months ago
      1. I hear ya. Sorting through old, blurry-ish photos is such a chore. But, I do love this shot! They look like scarred, slightly bloody lima beans. Zombie lima beans. Posted 2 months ago

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The parent bug is a shield bug, a type of insect characterized by its shield-shaped body. It is so named because adults remain with their offspring for several weeks after they hatch; this is relatively rare behaviour in the insect world. Adults are approximately 12 mm long.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 11, 2018.