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Eggs of tachinids throughout the guide

There are several tachinid eggs in Tachinidae immature stages, parasitized hosts, & metamorphosis but there are many more scattered through many pages of Coreidae and a few other families; there are even some on caterpillars. It is time to group them together; it is possible that a few are not tachinids and I will be happy to remove them. If you know of any other images that I missed, please, let me know so I can add them.

Eggs on Heteroptera (True Bugs)


Coreidae
Coreidae


Acanthocephala declivis


Acanthocephala femorata


Acanthocephala terminalis

(Known parasites of Acanthocephala: Trichopoda pennipes, lanipes, plumipes)


Anasa


Anasa armigera

(Known parasite of Anasa: Trichopoda pennipes)

Anasa tristis


Euthochtha galeator

(Known parasite of Euthochtha: Trichopoda pennipes)

Leptoglossus


Leptoglossus ashmeadi


Leptoglossus corculus


Leptoglossus occidentalis


Leptoglossus oppositus


Leptoglossus phyllopus


Leptoglossus zonatus

(Known parasites of Leptoglossus: Trichopoda pennipes, plumipes)

Piezogaster



Largidae

Largus

(Known parasite of Largus: Trichopoda pennipes)


Pentatomidae
(Known parasites of some Pentatomidae, including Euschistus, Mormidea, Nezara and/or Oebalus: Cilindromyia armata and Euthera tentatrix)

Brochymena


Perhaps this tachinid fly is trying to lay an egg on the nymph


Brochymena arborea


Brochymena chelonoides


Holcostethus limbolarius


Mecidea major


Mormidea lugens


Oebalus pugnax


Podisus maculiventris

(Known parasite of Podisus: Hemyda aurata)

Thyanta


Thyanta pallidovirens

(Known parasite of Thyanta: Trichopoda pennipes)


Reduviidae

Arilus cristatus


Pselliopus barberi


Zelus cervicalis


Zelus luridus



Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)

Boisea rubrolineata



Scutelleridae

Pachycorinae



Eggs on Lepidoptera Caterpillars




Erebidae
Orgyia vetusta

(Known parasite of Erebidae: Juriniopsis)


Lasiocampidae
Malacosoma californicum (Western Tent Caterpillar)


Malacosoma disstria (Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth)

(Known parasite of Malacosoma spp.: Archytas apicifer, Archytas aterrimus, Archytas lateralis and Archytas spp.)


Limacodidae
Euclea delphinii (Spiny Oak-Slug Moth)


Lithacodes fasciola (Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth)



Lycaenidae
Euphilotes battoides allyni (El Segundo Blue)



Noctuidae
Cuculia


Cuculia convexipennis (Brown Hooded Owlet)

Oviposition

Cuculia florea


Cuculia intermedia (Dusky Hooded Owlet)


Orthosia hibisci (Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth)


Schinia rivulosa (Ragweed Flower Moth)


Spodoptera


Spodoptera latifascia (Velvet Armyworm Moth)


Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar Moth)



Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Datana integerrima (Walnut Caterpillar Moth)


Schizura ipomoeae (Morning-glory Prominent)


Schizura unicornis (Unicorm Caterpillar Moth)


Symmerista canicosta (Red-humped Oakworm)



Saturniidae
Citheronia regalis

(Known parasites of Citheronia: Belvosia, Lespesia Winthemia)

Hemileuca eglanterina (Elegant Sheep Moth)
(larva)

Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia Moth)



Sphingidae
Eumorpha achemon (Achemon Sphinx)


Sphinx drupiferarum (Wild Cherry Sphinx)


and perhaps



Eggs on Coleoptera, beetles

Chrysomelidae
Leptinotarsa


Scarabeidae
Popillia japonica

Istocheta aldrichi was introduced to combat Japanese beetles


Other beetles


and perhaps a weevil


Eggs on Hymenoptera (sawflies)

Cimbex americana (Elm Sawfly)



Eggs on Orthoptera (grasshopper)
(on Green-striped Grasshopper)


Eggs on Phasmida (walkingstick)



Could this be a tachinid egg?
on a Syrphid puparium
References
A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera). By Paul Henri Arnaud, United States. Science and Education Administration, California Academy of Sciences

On Anasa tristis
Egg is visible in both photos, above left rear leg.

with comment by Ross Hill.

on Schinia rivulosa (Ragweed Flower Moth)?

On Symmerista canicosta

On Pseudocistela amoena, possibly

on Mormidea lugens

On Boisea rubrolineata

Oebalus pugnax

Mecidea
Likely tachinid egg on

coreid

a june beetle with tach eggs

And probably this one -

this weevil looks like it has a tachinid egg
but I'm not sure:

leaf-footed bug with tach eggs

a stinkbug and a coreid


on Phyllophaga

presumed Tachinid on Calligrapha

an unlucky walkingstick

Zelus cervicalis

Slug caterpillar (Lithacodes fasciola)
Presumably with tachinid eggs.

A doomed sphinx caterpillar

Cucullia action Shot
Here's an action shot of the deed in process

 
Thanks
It is worth including it here.

Some eggs on Leptoglossus

 
this one is now under L. phyllopus
Also,

My new one, on Acanthocephala terminalis

Also, the first thumbnail under Eggs on Lepidoptera is on a Schizura unicornis caterpillar.

2 older ones, on Japanese beetles
I wonder if these should be moved to the parasite's page?

And another, on a coreid

Another, on Acanthocephala

And another

Possible tachinid egg

Louse fly

Wheel bug

 
Thanks
Thanks for all the additions. I should spend some time sorting them out taxonomically. It didn't matter at first but there are quite a few now.

Eggs on another coreid

Assassin Bug

A caterpillar

 
Got them
Thanks for all the recent additions.

A sawfly larva with tachinid eggs

Another one

I have 2 more, on coreids

 
Nymph, adult
One is a nymph, the other an adult. I never paid attention to this before, but I notice that most of them are on adults (of course, caterpillars are another story).

Another
on a coreid

Some more
on japanese beetles
on a caterpillar

Some eggs on an Achemon Sphinx

Assassin bug

Another?

Wheel bug
This one looks like it might have a tachinid egg on it.

Grasshopper

More...
Leaf-footed Bug


Oil Beetle

Leaf-footed bug

 
 
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