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Stink bug eggs

Family Pentatomoidea


Some are open. Hatched?

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garylincoff 12 years ago

thank you

MayraSpringmann 12 years ago

Wow, Sergio, incrível macro!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Martin, I andJgorneau hat a talk about this one. Considering that you know a lot about these guys, do you mind to give us an expert's opinion?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Jgorneau: :-) , fun indeed. Too bad Martin is not here, he knows a lot about these bugs.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 12 years ago

Awesome! Comment with what you see! Just keep in mind, it was only a hypothesis; I am definitely not an entomologist, though it sounds fun!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Jgorneau, that seems a very good hypothesis. The eggs are so small that I could only see them well after I edited the photos. And I think that there is something inside them. I'll try to find info about them, and will go back where I spotted them tomorrow, to see how they are developing.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 12 years ago

They could very well have hatched, though I do not think they would hatch so neatly. Maybe, as in moths and butterflies, the female laid an egg, and some of them have not yet been fertilized. In moths and butterflies, a hole is open to unfertilized eggs, so the sperm can enter through the hole and unite with egg.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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