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Golden egg bug

Golden egg bug
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Copyright: Uri Roll (uri) (27)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/3.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 7:35
Viewed: 6021
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The golden egg bug (Phyllomorpha laciniata) is an interesting bug. They are very well camouflaged in the plants they dwell - mountain knotgrass (Paronychia argentae). The females lay their eggs onto the males' backs, where they remain stuck until they hatch - hence the name egg-bug (the story is a bit more complex than this but this is the basic idea).

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-25 11:29]

Hello, Uri. It is a fascinating bug indeed. If I had not read your note, I would have had no idea what I was looking at. Thank you for sharing your zoology knowledge with us. Great shot!

Very nice Uri the insect is obviously well camouflaged with its surroundings, I had a quick look on the web at the life cycle and I see what you mean by a bit more complicated than the note. TFS yours Robert

Toda, this is amazing. Never saw this before. Ori

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