Subject: Little green bugs protecting their eggs
Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
September 7, 2013 1:50 pm
Dear Bugexperts, I spotted these delightful little greens chaps surrounding what appear to be their young. They were about three feet up the outside wall of our hotel in India. I assumed they’d stay in their protective ring until the young hatched but one morning we awoke to find they’d all wandered off. I would love to know what these creatures are called so I might read more about them.
These are not insects guarding eggs. They are newly hatched Stink Bugs that emerged from the eggs and they vanished because they eventually dispersed. Though it is a different species, we have a similar photo of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug hatchlings in our archive.