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Bug nymph

Description:

Insect of different sizes and one large one. Mother and babies? Or one large female with many smaller males?

Habitat:

Tree in an enclosed plot of land...this leaf was protruding onto the road, over the boundary wall.

Notes:

First photo...taken on 30 Nov. Same leaf. Auto corrected.


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2 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 months ago

Thanks, Lauren. I wonder why the large one is crushing a smaller one! Very mean to use its size advantage.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 months ago

They are all bug nymphs of different instars. The big one is probably a 5th (last) instar nymph and will molt to the adult soon. They look like Shield Bug nymphs, Family Pentatomidae.

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Nov 28, 2018
Submitted on Nov 29, 2018

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