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Shieldbug with Tick?

Observed: 10th March 2012 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Shieldbug with tick?
Description:

I photographed this shield bug then on the PC noted that there was a tiny tick-like object just behind the right eye. Could this be a tick?

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Syrphus's picture

The 'tick' is, I think, the

The 'tick' is, I think, the egg of a parasitoid tachinid fly. There was another post of a similar thing very recently.

M.

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Dioctria's picture

Tachinid egg

I agree with Murdo. Here's the observation I posted on the subject recently.

David