Whose eggs are these?
May 29, 2010
I found these on a dishcloth I brought in from the line today. They’re 0.75mm across, hard, and they stick to the cloth. I’m curious to know what they are. Thanks!
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Five Minutes Later
Hi, I just wrote you about some tiny black eggs. They’re spined soldier bugs; a quick google search turned this up. I thought IDing the eggs would have been more difficult, but the internet’s a big place. Thanks for the website; I’ve visited before but never had a question until today.
We are pleased to hear that you identified your eggs as those of a Spined Soldier Bug in the genus Podisus. Here is an image from BugGuide for comparison. Spined Soldier Bugs are actually Predatory Stink Bugs.