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Thursday, February 23, 2006

The protective parent

I think it's been close to two weeks since I discovered this stink bug (Hemiptera) guarding its eggs. I wonder if it lost any. I'm not prepared to call it a she, because stink bugs might be like sea horses where the male is the one who stays and takes care of the brood.

As I was taking a few shots of it, I noticed two more stink bugs guarding their eggs on separate leaves.
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