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Leaf-Footed Bug Egg - 5/28/2007 - Acanthocephala

Leaf-Footed Bug Egg - 5/28/2007 - Acanthocephala
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
Size: ~5mm
I'm relatively sure that this is a leaf-footed bug nymph. It hatched from the egg shown. I'm not sure if these are of interest or should be frassed.

Images of this individual: tag all
Leaf-Footed Bug Egg - 5/28/2007 - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug Egg - 5/28/2007 - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 1st Instar Nymph - 5/31/2007 - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 1st Instar Nymph - 5/31/2007 - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 2nd Instar Nymph - 6/04/2007 - ~1 Hour After Molt - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 2nd Instar Nymph - 6/04/2007 - ~1 Hour After Molt - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 2nd Instar Nymph - 6/04/2007 - ~3 Hours After Molt - Acanthocephala Leaf-Footed Bug 2nd Instar Nymph - 6/04/2007 - ~3 Hours After Molt - Acanthocephala

Moved
Moved from Leaffooted Bugs.

Yes,
and I think we can now be fairly confident on an ID of Acanthocephala for this one. See below and compare others at genus level in guide.


Absolutely! These are definitely of interest
Please do not Frass. We have been trying to make connections between the eggs people find and the bugs which hatch from them. Thanks for this connection! We'll take a dozen more linkages just like this for other hemiptera :)

 
I Agree
A very nice series!

Another crying need is to begin to make connections between the large number of unidentified immature True Bugs and the adults they turn into. For that matter, linking the eggs, and the several instars of each species with adult photos would be even better.

All this is harder than it sounds, since presumably you would have to keep the nymphs "confined" and make sure they have the things they need to eat, the right temperatures, etc. One thing the Lep people do is "sleeve" the immatures in a gauze sleeve, right on their favorite branch, which allows the larva to live pretty normal lives, while protected from birds and prevented from getting away from the photographer's custody.

Anyhow as John and Jane and Ron said, a great group of photos!

 
Whoa, commissioned insect photos.
Way to go, Perry.

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