Friday, May 09, 2008

The Right Place at the Right Time

In late winter, I wrote about finding egg cases that I identified as being laid by wheel bugs (Arilus cristatus).

Well, in a continuing saga, I just happened to check out one of the groups of eggs this morning... and, lo and behold, the eggs were hatching out! These are probably babies that only a wheel bug mother could think are beautiful, but I'm still quite excited.

I checked out several other egg clusters, and a second group was hatching too. It looks like our yard will be well supplied with wheel bugs this summer.

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