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Leaf-footed Bug eggs


Small insect eggs found on a leaf. This Leaf-footed Bug was found nearby.


Coastal jungle in Yelapa, Mexico. Halfway up the hillside on a jungle trail. Shaded and somewhat moist area.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

They are simply marvellous ! That bug looks like a nymph from another batch ??
Thanks for sharing this - best eggs I've seen.

Great spotting! Beautiful.

skeiescapes 6 years ago

Thanks for the help, everybody! I looked up Leaf-footed Bug eggs and am pretty sure that is what these are. While searching, I noticed a related photo of a bug that was right by the eggs. See new photo above.
And that helped me identify another crazy bug that I found (will upload photo soon).
Sigg, I use a 100mm macro lens on a Canon 6d. Never leave home without it.

ClareMills 6 years ago

I've seen these in the Fynbos of South Africa & identified them as a species of praying mantis. I can't remember the scientific name at the moment but they must be similarly related. Beautiful!

Ramya B
Ramya B 6 years ago

Great find!

Beautiful gold eggs!! Looks like something is coming out or the larva is sticking out? So very interesting, skeiescapes, I hope you get an ID.

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

Excellent high magnification shots. A great example of showing something I would have never noticed with the naked eye. What kind of setup did you use to get that sort of magnification?

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

They resemble leaf footed bug eggs...

Zariga 6 years ago

Oh, these are beautiful! Love the colours on the first picture. Nice spotting and great shot.
I hope someone can help you with the ID :)

RiekoS 6 years ago

Very interesting.

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Submitted on Sep 9, 2014

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