Strangeness of the living: the bug with golden eggs

Bedbugs are not very popular insects, nor considered interesting. This one might make you change your mind. It is white, nicely decorated with chiseled spines all over the body. Its scientific name is Phyllomorpha laciniata, but this insect is nicknamed the golden egg bug.

Indeed, the most surprising thing about this insect is the way it reproduces. Females lay eggs on the From of their congeners. Male or female it doesn’t matter, all bedbugsspecies Phyllomorpha laciniata in the perimeter are decorated with several small golden eggs. And they are well glued thanks to an adhesive substance.

Small bugs are therefore born on the backs of adults, which makes it easier for them to escape predators but also to travel to their host plant, on which they continue their development.


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