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Bug - Euthochtha galeator

Bug - Euthochtha galeator
Licking County, Ohio, USA
July 3, 2005
Size: 3mm

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Moved from Euphorbia bug. There has been much discussion over the years on these spikey nymphs. Given Hannah's research and Boris's comments here, it seems best to move them all to Euthochtha where most, if not all, of them will be correctly placed.

I wonder
if this ID is not quite right? Take a look at the shape of the eggs coming out of this Euthochtha galeator:

They seem substantially stubbier to me than the ones in Jay's images. Too bad there isn't a closeup.

Something to consider
is that the eggs might look very different an hour after they are laid, and possibly different again shortly before hatching. So the comparison might not be valid.

That said, I have no idea if the current ID is correct.

Just thought it was worth noting, especially since the ID seemed to be something of a work in progress. I'm certainly in no position to say for sure that it's wrong, or to offer another ID.

This reminds me
I have a photo of a bug that looks similar to galeator that's fairly common here, that I think was taken earlier the same year. I'll post that and see what it is. IF I can find it.

Not that it would prove anything, but if it turns out to be something different it might lend some doubt to the ID of this series.

Would additional photographs help?
I had trouble isolating and photographing individual bugs, but I'm pretty sure I have sharp images of every body segment.

I don't have key references for nymphs so I'm open for requests. From comments on other images it sounds like an antenna photo would help.

Charles has just posted another
with the same antennae. All of these have quite different coloration but similar spines and antennae. Are we accepting a wide variation in this species as normal, or are we looking at several species? Here's Charles's:

Great pictures, Jay!

Looks like another of the species
that Hannah was working on with spines and flattened antennae. She has some comments on
, Plus there is a companion image at currently under Chariesterus antennator but apparently still up for debate. Who has how many flattened antennae?

Leaf-footed bugs.
I'm willing to bet these are actually Coreidae rather than assassin bugs. Note how long the beak is. Much shorter in assassins. I do agree this is a fabulous series of images:-) Keep up the great work, Jay!

Big thanks guys. :-)
Big thanks guys. :-)

Nymphal ninjas
This is easily one of the five finest shots in any category that I have seen on bugguide. Very nice job.

An outstanding photograph, as is all of Jay's work. Wow.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

WOW! That's amazing. I like how the nymphs are red! Makes them more interesting to look at! Are the golden things on the side eggs? I want to make sure because I've come across some bugs that look like eggs.

Yes, they are golden eggs
- we haven't yet figured out exactly which bugs lay them all - it's possible several species of Coreids lay these pearly golden eggs.

Thanks alot. Who ever lays them they're work of art!

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