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These two little nymphs of the Pentatomidae family are the first two to hatch of the clutch. As nymphs, they are hard to match to a direct species of shield bug but the eggs are pretty uniform in appearce looking like little cylinders. The two recenty hatched eggs can be seen with their lids now open. The eggs were laid on the underside of a blackberry plant in a secluded spot in the shade.
Diverse with most seen in gardens with food plants.