Tag Archives: Insects

Belastomatid laying eggs

I discovered a female belatomatidae waterbug laying her eggs on the father’s abdomen in Río Java, but the flashes from my camera scare her off before a got a nice photograph. You can make out their abdomens touching and the partial clutch on the male. B

Parasitoid pupae from a caterpillar

Parasitoid larvae, probably from a wasp, have emerged from the black wounds of this caterpillar, perhaps a hesperidae butterfly, and pupated.

Check out the trachea (the branching gas exchange organs observed through the skin of the caterpillar) and the punctures from the larval exits!