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Unknown Eggs

Unknown Eggs
Pamlico Community College, Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA
May 8, 2008
This collection of eggs (I presume they were eggs) was on the underside of a hollyhock leaf. I was amazed at the different colors. Is this some kind of mite eating them, tending them, or what?

Moved
Moved from Pentatomoidea.

Moved

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

They look to be eggs of
a bug - something in the Heteroptera. One bug found frequently on Malvaceae is Niesthrea louisianica in the guide here, But if you search on Mallow or Hollyhock, you will see that there are others. Keep your eye out for young and later adults and post images of those too!

 
There were adults, too.
I submitted some photos of adult Niesthrea louisianicas on the same plant earlier in the month. Is there a reason the eggs are different colors? Does that mean the nymphs will be variously colored? That may be a dumb question, but I'm learning . . . slowly.

 
Eggs.
Could be the mite is draining them one by one...:-) I honestly don't know.

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