Rockwolf

Rockwolf

Posted on 08/11/2014


Photo taken on August 11, 2014


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P'TITES BEBÊTES EN MACRO. P'TITES BEBÊTES EN MACRO.


British Bugs (Hemiptera). British Bugs (Hemiptera).


Insects Insects



Keywords

Hemiptera
Forest bug
Rockwolf
Shield bug
Developing
Ova
Pentatoma rufipes
Growing
Shropshire
Pentatomidae
Heteroptera
Alder
Cone
Development
Eggs
Red legged shieldbug


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Shieldbug eggs

Shieldbug eggs
Fairly sure these are Pentatoma rufipes eggs. 'Collected' last weekend at Preston Montford.
As eggs are often laid on vegetation, I've never taken them before as the vegetation quickly withers and I worry that it could harm the eggs! So when I spotted these that had been laid on an Alder cone, I couldn't resist.
4 images combined.

Top left taken on 03.08, they're very translucent and with a lens, tiny 'blobs' can just about be seen moving inside.

Top right on 06.08, turned opaque; shapes can be made out with lens.

Bottom left on 09.08, red eyes are showing!

Bottom right today, 11.08; starting to darken.

Think they're going to hatch maybe today or tomorrow....! But could be wrong!

Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme, neira-Dan have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Wow a brilliant find.....I'll look forward to amazing pics of their development Maria!!
3 years ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
Excellent
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Thank you! Merci !
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Thinking these eggs have been parasitised by wasps now.
If you look on the large version of the image, bottom left, there seems to 3 ocelli between the eyes, plus with my hand lens, I think I can see antennae with several segments (more than 5 which the Pentatomidae have).... watch this space!
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Incroyable et merveilleux que l'univers des incestes... comme celui de la macro ******** !
Les ocelles, ce sont les points oranges ?
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Oui c'est bien ça Chalâme, entre les yeux. L'éclosion des oeufs s'est passé ce matin, et des guêpes sont sortis....!
3 years ago.