Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Little bugs in the lab

Another short post for everyone since I have not been out on any field trips recently.

The lab that I am in seems to be a rehabilitation centre for rearing small insects.

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Little hemiptera bugs belonging to the Green Stink Bug (Plautia affinis) just hatched from the cup shaped eggs. The eggs actually have a little lid which serves as the opening for the babies to emerge.

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An astonishing surprise to everyone when we saw this amazing golden chrysalis belonging to the Striped Blue Crow butterfly, Euploea mulciber mulciber. This is said to be a warning colouration since the caterpillar feeds on poisonous leaves.

3 comments:

koksheng said...

very cute bugs!!

bathmate said...

it really very good.
I love it !
I like it !
thanks :)- .

Bathmate

the worm said...

I love that golden chrysalis! :D

Shuyi

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