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Pentatomidae sp.


The eggs have hatched! Tiny round bugs clustered together around the empty eggshells. Photo 6 shows the eggs in the morning. They have lost their round pearly look. At sunset when I checked they had all hatched. It seems that in photo 6, the top bug is in the process of emerging.

Notes: - fresh eggs, round and looking like red pearls.

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pamsai 8 years ago

@sergio, Thankyou, I think the eggs are very beautiful. They looked like red pearls in the sunlight.
This is the most recent photo. This was the last time I saw them, day 6 and they had completely changed their shape and colour.
Thought they might be a shield bugs, but was puzzled by the stick-like protrubence from the rear...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Pamsai, they look like stink bugs for me, but I am not sure. Do you have more recent photos?

pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman. The quest for an ID continues. They have now totally transformed! In the matter of a day...
thanks for your interest...

pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Yuko ans C.Sydes for the comments

pamsai, sorry about your bean plant... : ( for what I read, it would be history soon!!??
But thank you so much for the series I truly enjoyed it and in my eyes it was worth a bean plant.. ; )

pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Maria dB and Yuko for your comments...

pamsai 8 years ago

@Baron Bodissey. Thanks for setting me straight! I did see a stink bug nearby on the day i saw the bugs. First one I've seen in the garden actually. Maybe that was the parent!

Baron Bodissey
Baron Bodissey 8 years ago

Not beetles but true bugs, order Heteroptera. Possibly stink bugs, family Pentatomidae.

Great series!!
I would not worry about the plant, you are seeing the birth of a beetle and we are also.... thank you for sharing. : )

pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Jolly, Argy Bee and auntnance for your comments. Argy, I;ll do my best to follow at least some of them!

C.Sydes 8 years ago

Great series Pamsai

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Incredible! Thank you for the update! Now we know that those beautiful red pearls were these beetles. :-) I hope they don't cause any harm to your beans!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

auntnance123 8 years ago

What a great series, pamsai! I think it would depend on their mouth parts as to whether they are apt to suck the beans dry or gnaw the aphids away.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fabulous. Now they'll be hard to track.

pamsai 8 years ago

Anyone know whether these are goodies or badies!? Should I remove them before they suck my beans dry, or will they eat the aphids?

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

What patience you have Pamsai. Rewarding little ones. Very cute.

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Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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