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Shield Bug Eggs

Pentatomoidea

Description:

Another batch of Shield bug eggs found under the leaf of a Hibiscus (Rosemelow) tree.Shield bug eggs are quite speciaised and can be identified by their almost 'barrel' like shape and lids which pop open as the nymphs can't chew their way out. They are laid in tight, neat rows in an upright position on vegitation.

Habitat:

Diverse range across grassland and gardens.


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7 Comments

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 months ago

Just looked it up now. Wow Neil, such a tough drought there, we are coming out of ours here in the Cape with dams over 80% and like you said Mark, bugs are up and at them. Zimbabwe and north are bad but rains are around the corner.. I prey it gets better over there Neil!! Glad Melbourne is doing ok Mark!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

At least Melbourne's a bit more like Cape Town and bugs are starting to move around here. Qld is scary dry right now. Gets so depressing. Stay sane Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

We've had bad fires for weeks now. Devastating! Dust storms rolling through to the coast as well. This drought has really taken hold. Reminds me of the drought we had in the early 80's. South Africa and Zimbabwe was also suffering (that I saw for myself). Vic Falls was looking pretty sad as well.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 months ago

Jeepers Neil! That’s insane. Another hot one for east Australia. Hope there are no fires!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Ours haven't really stopped. We barely got a winter here in Brisbane... again! Birds kept breeding, snakes and lizards would sun themselves during the day. I am dreading summer :-/

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 months ago

Hi Neil. Many thanks as always. Getting warm again so the bugs are coming out!! :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Well spotted, Michael.

Michael Strydom
Spotted by
Michael Strydom

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.94, Long: 18.41

Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Sep 17, 2019

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