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A new beginning - Leptoglossus phyllopus - male - female

A new beginning - Leptoglossus phyllopus - Male Female
Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
April 7, 2006
I didn't see this until Sean pointed it out. I just thought it was an eye. I've blown it up as much as possible. Could it be an egg?

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A new beginning - Leptoglossus phyllopus - male - female A new beginning - Leptoglossus phyllopus - male - female

Another one
This one has three eggs. According to Eric it is a Tachinid fly, and it prefers Coreidae and Pentatomidae hosts.

 
Poor thing
After reading what the larvae do to the host, I really feel sorry for them.
Carla Finley
Venice, FL
http://community.webshots.com/user/CarlaFinley

Yes, see
among other images

 
Thanks
Guess I better start paying attention to detail. Wonder how many other things I've missed. Is this the only thing the fly lays its eggs on or is he not picky?
Carla Finley
Venice, FL
http://community.webshots.com/user/CarlaFinley

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