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Hatchlings - Arilus cristatus

Hatchlings - Arilus cristatus
Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
April 17, 2004
I spotted this little scene on the base of a tree trunk. The darker ones appear to have hatched earliest and the most recent ones are lighter in color.

There's one just making its way out:

Moved
Moved from Wheel Bug.

Wheel bugs
Almost certainly they are newly-hatched wheel bugs, Arilus cristatus, family Reduviidae. Females lay their eggs in a roughly hexagonal shape.

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