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Elvis has left the building Nymph that emerged from the egg shown below. Did take about two more days after all. This image was taken no more than one hour after emerging (missed that moment *rolleyes*).<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95259/almost_.html" title="Almost ..."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/95259_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1613001610&Signature=b93AzMcl1H%2FzY3kajJV%2F%2FMjCpT4%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Almost ... Single egg of a Coreidae on a leaf of a rose, almost ready to hatch - through the egg shell you can already clearly recognize structures such as legs and head :o)<br />
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Update:<br />
It did take about two more days for the nymph to emerge after all and I just missed that happening, but this image shows the still teneral nymph, together with the empty egg:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95365/elvis_has_left_the_building.html<br />
Close-up of empty egg shell:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95366/gonocerus_acuteangulatus_-_empty_egg.html<br />
The same nymph, about half a day later - now in &quot;normal&quot; colours:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95367/gonocerus_acuteangulatus_-_l1.html Coreidae,Coreoidea,Gonocerus,Gonocerus acuteangulatus,Heteroptera,Jane&#039;s garden,egg,nl: Smalle randwants,ovae" /></a></figure> Coreidae,Coreoidea,Gonocerus,Gonocerus acuteangulatus,Heteroptera,Jane's garden,egg,nl: Smalle randwants,nymph,ovae,teneral Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Elvis has left the building

Nymph that emerged from the egg shown below. Did take about two more days after all. This image was taken no more than one hour after emerging (missed that moment *rolleyes*).

Almost ... Single egg of a Coreidae on a leaf of a rose, almost ready to hatch - through the egg shell you can already clearly recognize structures such as legs and head :o)<br />
<br />
Update:<br />
It did take about two more days for the nymph to emerge after all and I just missed that happening, but this image shows the still teneral nymph, together with the empty egg:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95365/elvis_has_left_the_building.html<br />
Close-up of empty egg shell:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95366/gonocerus_acuteangulatus_-_empty_egg.html<br />
The same nymph, about half a day later - now in "normal" colours:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95367/gonocerus_acuteangulatus_-_l1.html Coreidae,Coreoidea,Gonocerus,Gonocerus acuteangulatus,Heteroptera,Jane's garden,egg,nl: Smalle randwants,ovae

    comments (2)

  1. Amazing that it emerged from that tiny egg! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes, one of the little wonders of nature! :o) Posted 7 months ago

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Gonocerus acuteangulatus is a herbivorous species of true bug in the family Coreidae. It is commonly known as the box bug in the UK as it once only occurred in Box Hill in Surrey where it fed on box trees.

Similar species: True Bugs
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Uploaded Jun 8, 2020.