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Brochymena quadripustulata


nymphs of Brochymena quadripustulata eclosing from eggs. Shot in the lab from eggs laid by adults collected in Maupin, OR, on alder by the Deschutes River.


eggs take around 10-14 days to develop at 72F/22C, and are originally opaque and bright green. The black triangles are sclerotized "egg openers", that help to lift the top off of the egg. Although they look like a beak or mustache, the nymph is oriented so that the egg opener is above its eyes.

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C. Hedstrom
C. Hedstrom 9 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!

WOW!! Thank you for sharing this amazing video, C. Hedstrom.
Congratulations on the SOTW, very well deserved.

Amazing vídeo and spotting C. Hedstrom ,congrats on the SOTW and thanks for sharing

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 9 years ago

Amazing video!

beaker98 9 years ago

Incredible! Thanks for sharing this video:)

Yasser 9 years ago

Chris, this incredible video and accompanying photo have earned you a Rangers' Spotting of the Week nod! Thanks for the awesome submission and we can't wait for your next time lapse video! :)


LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Wow! Great timing and pictures. Love the time-lapse video!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Great video!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice spotting and that video is super cool!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Amazing and wonderful video!

C. Hedstrom
C. Hedstrom 9 years ago

Video is now available:

Sckel 9 years ago

wonderful; thanks for sharing.

C. Hedstrom
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C. Hedstrom

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2014
Submitted on Jun 20, 2014

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