Golden egg bug
|Copyright: Uri Roll (uri) (27)|
|Date Taken: 2004-03-24|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 7:35|
|[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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- [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