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Hemiptera Nymphs and Egg Parasitoid

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DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 8 years ago

You're right John, it's similar to the egg parasitoid. Thank you for patiently told me. :)

John La Salle
John La Salle 8 years ago

Dyah
I had a look at the other picture of the eggs you pointed me to.
Have a look at the following picture.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A...
There are lots of species of Anastatus, and the can be quite difficult to tell apart - so I wouldn't assume that this picture is the same species as yours.
But I still figure that they are not ants.

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 8 years ago

Thank you Lauren. :)

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 8 years ago

Thank you very much John for your information. I believe that the small animal that is black ant, already 3 times I watched these nymphs since they were eggs.
These eggs: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/197...

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Very nice spotting!

John La Salle
John La Salle 8 years ago

These are some kind of Hemiptera nymphs that are hatching from their eggs. I only make this comment to point out that the dark, out of focus bug standing on the leaf midrib at the very top of the picture is a parasitoid wasp (Chalcidoidea: Family Eupelmidae - possibly the genus Anastatus) that is checking out the eggs.

DyahPitaloca
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Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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