Eggs on goldenrod. More goldenrod fauna. - Phymata
I found this batch of eggs on the underside of a goldenrod leaf. Could they be Cassidinae? Could they be the goldenrod leaf miner beetle? I have seen some adults of this species nearby.
Update (February 16, 2010): These eggs were sent to Dr. David Punzalan for rearing. They hatched shortly after (November, 2009), but instead of baby Phymata
only parasitic wasps emerged. The specimens were sent to Dr. L. Masner who determined them to be a Platigastrid (formerly family Scelionidae), probably Telenomus phymatae
. He has been the first one to describe this species: Masner, L. and Johnson, N.F. 1979. A new species of Telenomus
(Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), an egg parasite of the ambush bug, Phymata
sp. (Heteroptera: Phymatidae). The Canadian Entomologist 111: 1115–1119.
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