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Photo#213598
Leptoglossus oppositus

Leptoglossus oppositus
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
August 12, 2008
Size: L17W4mm
On lotus flower

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Any clue ...
... about that white object on the animal's head. Found the same here.

 
I have no idea
on it

 
White object.
The white spot is the egg of a tachinid fly in the genus Trichopoda (feather-legged flies). She lays her egg where the leaf-footed bug can't wipe it off. The larva that hatches will bore into the head of the bug and live as an internal parasite.

 
Very Interesting!
I'll look around my images of Diptera to see what I might have seen!

 
Wow
so interesting!!!
thanks!

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