Some sort of treehopper?
… noticed the eggs on Tuesday, found the hatchlings on Wednesday … cheers,
Rich Parker (Alexandria, VA)

Hi Rich,
In a very general identification, these are Hemipterans. The Hoppers used to be considered a separate Order, Homoptera, but now Hemiptera and Homoptera are viewed as the same order, Hemiptera, and Heteroptera comprises the old classification and is termed the True Bugs. These are probably in the Family Coreidae, the Big Legged Bugs or Leaf Footed Bugs but newly hatched specimens are often very difficult to properly identify and we do not recognize the eggs. Perhaps you will be able to provide us with photos of adult specimens in the future which will assist in correct identification. BugGuide has a photo of your eggs, but with the same general identification we have provided.

3 Responses to Heteropteran Eggs and Hatchlings: Probably Coreid Bugs

  1. elizabeth says:

    l an in s. ont. and have a problem with ladybug look a likes they are similar in color, only a deeper red, and slightly more angular
    they have been eating the lilies nooooooe they are devouring basil and othet green leaf plants my garden has been ravaged before it gets a start to grow my perrennials are all suked od chewed. l am using soap for aphids chili pepper spray for lilies but to my chagrin nothing works slug bait not an answer as we have cats who sleep under these plants. can you suggest organi homemade spray or non toxic solution?

  2. elizabeth says:

    l an in s. ont. and have a problem with ladybug look a likes they are similar in color, only a deeper red, and slightly more angular
    they have been eating the lilies nooooooe they are devouring basil and othet green leaf plants my garden has been ravaged before it gets a start to grow my perrennials are all suked od chewed. l am using soap for aphids chili pepper spray for lilies but to my chagrin nothing works slug bait not an answer as we have cats who sleep under these plants. can you suggest organi homemade spray or non toxic solution?

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