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Stink bug with eggs

Description:

This grey bug is covering her brood of eggs to protect them from harm. In a few days they hatch and she will then move away. Examples of parental care is uncommon in insects and even invertebrates but occurs in some hemipterans.

Habitat:

On native Hibiscus

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MartinL
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MartinL

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 13, 2015

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