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Transformation of shield bugs Recently I posted a picture of Shield Bug eggs and the freshly hatched juveniles. Hatching was shot on 1st of June and this is the update after 5 days. They went under molting process and you can see the discarded exoskeleton on the cluster of eggs. Also, this was the last time I saw them. It is so amazing to see their transformation from eggs to freshly hatched juveniles and to this completely transformed adult stage.<br />
Look at the size of juveniles and compare it with the current size and all this in just 5 days.<br />
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Freshly hatched juveniles <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95138/when_mysterious_eggs_hatched.html" title="When mysterious eggs hatched"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1843/95138_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1629331210&Signature=lKA4wIRMZ1FzZySaTMPP%2FBaRYUo%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="When mysterious eggs hatched Yesterday morning when I was watering those plants I checked that leaf on which eggs were laid and I saw these tiny bugs and I was so excited to record them. I know nothing about these tiny gems except for the fact that they are some species of shield / stink bugs.<br />
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egg stage https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95137/mysterious_eggs.html<br />
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5 days development https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95752/transformation_of_shield_bugs.html Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Erthesina fullo,Geotagged,Incredible India,India,Macro,Nikon,Nikon D5600,Spring,Tamron,Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1:2,Yellow-spotted Stink Bug,incredibleindia" /></a></figure><br />
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eggs <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95137/mysterious_eggs.html" title="Mysterious eggs"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1843/95137_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1629331210&Signature=ICQKjxaR7AiAFoIbYaovfaCTMqg%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Mysterious eggs 4 days from now, I saw these eggs in my mom&#039;s kitchen garden and I searched for the species. Learnt from few entemology friends they belong to bugs of sub-family Pentatomidae which has 900+ genus and 4700+ species so I stopped my search then and there and decided to wait for them to hatch.<br />
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When these mysterious eggs hatched https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95138/when_mysterious_eggs_hatched.html<br />
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5 days development https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95752/transformation_of_shield_bugs.html Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Erthesina fullo,Geotagged,India,Nikon D5600,Pentatomidae,Spring,Yellow-spotted Stink Bug,abhitap1991,insects,nikon" /></a></figure> Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Erthesina fullo,Geotagged,India,Insects of India,Maharashtra,Mumbai,Pentatomidae,Shield Bugs,Spring,Stink Bugs,Yellow-spotted Stink Bug,abhitap,abhitap1991,dhanmill naka,incredible india,incredibleindia Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Transformation of shield bugs

Recently I posted a picture of Shield Bug eggs and the freshly hatched juveniles. Hatching was shot on 1st of June and this is the update after 5 days. They went under molting process and you can see the discarded exoskeleton on the cluster of eggs. Also, this was the last time I saw them. It is so amazing to see their transformation from eggs to freshly hatched juveniles and to this completely transformed adult stage.
Look at the size of juveniles and compare it with the current size and all this in just 5 days.

Freshly hatched juveniles

When mysterious eggs hatched Yesterday morning when I was watering those plants I checked that leaf on which eggs were laid and I saw these tiny bugs and I was so excited to record them. I know nothing about these tiny gems except for the fact that they are some species of shield / stink bugs.<br />
<br />
<br />
egg stage https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95137/mysterious_eggs.html<br />
<br />
5 days development https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95752/transformation_of_shield_bugs.html Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Erthesina fullo,Geotagged,Incredible India,India,Macro,Nikon,Nikon D5600,Spring,Tamron,Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1:2,Yellow-spotted Stink Bug,incredibleindia


eggs
Mysterious eggs 4 days from now, I saw these eggs in my mom's kitchen garden and I searched for the species. Learnt from few entemology friends they belong to bugs of sub-family Pentatomidae which has 900+ genus and 4700+ species so I stopped my search then and there and decided to wait for them to hatch.<br />
<br />
When these mysterious eggs hatched https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95138/when_mysterious_eggs_hatched.html<br />
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5 days development https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95752/transformation_of_shield_bugs.html Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Erthesina fullo,Geotagged,India,Nikon D5600,Pentatomidae,Spring,Yellow-spotted Stink Bug,abhitap1991,insects,nikon

    comments (5)

  1. Fantastic follow-up! Most excellent documentation - thank you for sharing all this! Cheers, Arp Posted one year ago
  2. Same thing as Arp said: wonderful documentation. Posted one year ago
  3. Yes absolutely a priliant showing and most educational Posted one year ago
  4. Wow. What a great post!

    Niel
    Posted 3 months ago
  5. This is so unique and original, incredible to see! Posted 3 months ago

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A species of stinkbug in the family Pentatomidae.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Jun 15, 2020. Captured Jun 5, 2020 11:14 in Dhan Mil Naka, Alfiston West, Jagannath Bhatankar Marg, Parel Bus Depot, Dighe Nagar, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400025, India.
  • NIKON D5600
  • f/16.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 260mm