Shield bug egg hatch

Lord VetinariLord Vetinari SmugbugRegistered Users Posts: 15,805 Major grins

Spotted some shield bug eggs on the underside of a holly leaf. I then photographed their development over the next few weeks until they dispersed after their first moult into 2nd instar nymphs. Turned out to be Hawthorne shield bugs.

Brian V.

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Comments

  • DeepWoodsDeepWoods USA/PhilippinesRegistered Users Posts: 27 Big grins

    Terrific series Brian!!!!

  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins

    @Lord Vetinari said:
    Spotted some shield bug eggs on the underside of a holly leaf. I then photographed their development over the next few weeks until they dispersed after their first moult into 2nd instar nymphs. Turned out to be Hawthorne shield bugs.

    Not a very good botanist! :)

    Nice set.

    Harold

  • spanky117abspanky117ab AlbertaRegistered Users Posts: 88 Big grins

    Wow this series is so very cool, I would love to be able to photograph the development of something like this, well done.

  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Registered Users Posts: 15,805 Major grins

    @e6filmuser said:

    @Lord Vetinari said:
    Spotted some shield bug eggs on the underside of a holly leaf. I then photographed their development over the next few weeks until they dispersed after their first moult into 2nd instar nymphs. Turned out to be Hawthorne shield bugs.

    Not a very good botanist! :)

    Nice set.

    Harold

    @spanky117ab said:
    Wow this series is so very cool, I would love to be able to photograph the development of something like this, well done.

    Thanks for the comments Harold and spanky - appreciated :)

    Brian V.

  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Registered Users Posts: 5,063 Major grins

    That's an excellent sequence. All the bonus insects to boot as well.

    Paul.



    Link to my personal website: http://www.pauliddon.co.uk






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