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Jun 10, 2020 7:19 AM CST
|Over the last 2 days a fuzzy patch has developed near my car back-door handle. Upon careful inspection today, I found them to be a swarm of tiny insects guarding a clutch of eggs. Notice how they are all facing outwards
to protect the eggs.
Does anyone know what insects these are?
Jun 18, 2020 4:24 PM CST
|sorry I don't know what they are but that is a very neat photo.
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Jun 18, 2020 9:30 PM CST
|I don't think they're guarding the eggs, I think they are nymphs that have just hatched from the eggs. They are so young they don't have color yet.
I found this in my bug book: Lygaeus kalmii, the small milkweed bug. Your newborns have similarities, but no color yet. Maybe not exactly, but something close.
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