Ortheziidae - Orthezia
Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
June 18, 2010
Size: .5 mm
(nymphs are .5 mm)
At the CERA Insect Workshop, Marty Augustine caught an adult Ortheziidae (there were quite a few to be found). Once under the microscope he probed, moving the waxy covering aside and found nymphs. I brought it home for a closer look and found both nymphs and what appear to be eggs. Interesting. Does anyone know what's going on here? Thank you.
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