The bug that lays the golden egg

Lord VetinariLord Vetinari SmugbugPosts: 15,357Registered Users Major grins
edited June 14, 2019 in Holy Macro

Found this object by itself on the top side of a camellia leaf. It's just under 2mm long and a beautiful golden iridescent colouration.
Decided it must be an insect egg although a bit strange to only find one on the leaf. Doing a bit of a search and some guesswork suggested it is the egg of a box bug Gonocerus acuteangulatus That I have seen recently in the garden.
Anyway thought it was a rather beautiful object.

Brian V.

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Crop from above shot
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Using a 4X microscope lens
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Using a 10X microscope lens
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