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Description:

Day 6 and the colour has changed and it is obvious that they are tiny shield or stink bugs, less than 1/4 inch long. Probably the offspring of this adult I saw the same day: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/178..., but I would like some help with the ID.

Habitat:

tropical garden in South India

Notes:

Getting closer to the ID of these "red pearl"! eggs: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/177... Day 1: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/176... Days 2 - 5: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/175...

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10 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

still looking for an ID of these hairy nymphs with stick-like tails...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@martini. Thanks for the input, it's really appreciated. I have hunted high and low on the net for a 'tailed' nymph also, without result!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I am afraid this is mostly circumstantial and too soft for an ID. I've made a few mistakes following hunches. I'm putting these hunches out there to stimulate discussion. I don't know a 'tailed' nymph. They are more hairy than I would expect. We still need some better information.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

martini, shall I put in the ID as Scutelleridae sp., or wait till I maybe find a match?

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I think this is a Scutelleridae bug possibly this one http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/186... that you found nearby, or this one http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173... tha tI found once.
I cannot find a good ID for your jewel bug but its easier to ID an adult.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@martini, no I checked the marmorated bug out, because I saw one nearby on the day before I saw the eggs. Like you, I couldn't find one with a tail and red eggs! They all disappeared on day 7 from hatching. Darn, I should have kept one! Thought they would hang out and eat my beans as the eggs were laid on a bean stalk! Check every day, but no sign of even 1! And my beans are not being eaten! Looks to me like the probiscus on these bugs would be more suited to nectar than juice, but I haven't really looked into it yet.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

You are doing a terrific job Pam. Yours is not the marmorated bug http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/06/16/b... but one that is totally red in early instars. I cannot find a match anywhere. Or red eggs. Or a tail. I watched some in a city park (that RachaelB uses sometimes) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/838... When they finally emerged, they all flew away. I did not get an ID until the adults emerged. Keep up the good work, Pam.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Checked out many Shield bugs, but can't find one that has that sort of stick-like protuberance at the rear. It suddenly appeared! Wasn't there in the morning when I checked! Any ideas?

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful rainbow colors.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fabulous set of spottings building up here Pam.

pamsai
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pamsai

India

Spotted on Feb 17, 2013
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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