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Beetle with possible parasite egg?

Beetle with possible parasite egg?
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
July 24, 2009
Size: 3/8"
Appears to be an egg on the back, parasite, debris, other?

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Beetle with possible parasite egg? Beetle with possible parasite egg?

J.E. Eger: "Homaemus, Sphyrocoris, or Stethaulax"
Moved from Shield-backed Bugs.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Tachinidae?
I'm not positive, but this is very possibly a tachinid egg. Members of the subfamily Phasiinae specialize on parasitizing Hemiptera, and this could be one of their eggs.

a shield-backed bug, rather -- maybe a tachinid egg?
could you take/post a ventral shot of the bug [critical for ID purposes]?

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