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The bug that lays the golden egg

 
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Jun 14, 2019 00:51 |  #1

Found this object by itself on the top side of a camellia leaf. It's just under 2mm long and a beautiful golden iridescent colouration.
Decided it must be an insect egg although a bit strange to only find one on the leaf. Doing a bit of a search and some guesswork suggested it is the egg of a box bug Gonocerus acuteangulatus That I have seen recently in the garden.
Anyway thought it was a rather beautiful object.

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Jun 14, 2019 03:30 |  #2

very nice and beautifully photographed.

there really is so much on offer if we can find such in first place, but also take the time.
Plus may need decent eyes to see some.

Your photography helps bring such to the fore though.



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Jun 14, 2019 22:57 |  #3

Wonderful shots, Brian.
Found some similar looking ones (that red stuff moving around in there) here, which were hover fly eggs.




  
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Jun 15, 2019 00:15 |  #4

avondale87 wrote in post #18877448 (external link)
very nice and beautifully photographed.

there really is so much on offer if we can find such in first place, but also take the time.
Plus may need decent eyes to see some.

Your photography helps bring such to the fore though.


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Wonderful shots, Brian.
Found some similar looking ones (that red stuff moving around in there) here, which were hover fly eggs.

Thanks for the comments Richard and Werner :)

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Jun 23, 2019 05:24 |  #5

Beautifully done Brian, like the patterning on this.


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Jun 23, 2019 14:19 |  #6

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18882261 (external link)
Beautifully done Brian, like the patterning on this.

Thanks Lester


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Jun 24, 2019 12:54 |  #7

Beautiful little thing.




  
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Jun 25, 2019 00:09 |  #8

Terry McDaniel wrote in post #18883051 (external link)
Beautiful little thing.


Thanks for looking Terry :)

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