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Globular Stink Bug Eggs Hatching - Megacopta cribraria

Globular Stink Bug Eggs Hatching - Megacopta cribraria
East Roswell Park, Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
August 7, 2010
Size: ~.5mm (each egg)
I wanted to provide some additional photos for the guide page on this new invasive species. I expect there will be some ID request submissions from my area for this species so this will help prime the editors. Last year it was reported as appearing in the thousands on the sides of homes near kudzu stands in Northeast Georgia.

Here you can see the eggs and first instar nymphs. Note also the dark spots at the base of some of the eggs. Those are packets of symbiotic gut bacteria left by the mother for ingestion by her offspring.

Hey! Great to see your name appear
Hope all is well. Lovely images as always - makes us remember how we first fell in love with your images seems like many years ago - certainly many images ago!

Thanks! Still here and all is well
This year I finally was able to find time to really concentrate once again on nature study. I hope to start contributing more, particularly filling in gaps in the guide that I find.

excited to hear from you and see your awesome work
thanks for adding this comprehensive life cycle of the invader, Troy.

Thanks for getting things started
When I first read about this invader last year I thought about offering a bounty of sorts in the forums for the first contributions of this species. When I checked, I was surprised to see you had already done it!

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