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Parent Bug

Observed: 16th August 2011 By: FrancineFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1010434
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Description:

Another of the shield bugs found at one of the 'Bug Labs' run for children over the summer. The second photo shows the underneath.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea) interacts

Comments

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Parent SB with Tachnid Egg Attached

An interesting find for kids as the white disk on the SB shoulder is a parasite egg hitching a ride - likelt a tachnid Fly Egg

Best wishes

WLR

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Thanks

We'd wondered what the white disk was.
Carol