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These are probably stink bug eggs (normally they lay exactly 14, but as Jonathan Yang expertly points out, "different species will lay different numbers"). He also pointed out to me that lots of them look like they have wasps in them. The female wasp finds and lays her egg in each stinkbug egg. Wasp larvae develop and eat the contents of the egg before pupating within. Is no-one safe these days?

Macro in the field, with these tiny eggs is a real photographic challenge. And one that I have accepted, and I hope to add more and better photographs of these and other tiny creatures in our environment.

Here i am using a 100mm macro lens, with extension tubes with an off camera diffused flash, at f22, 1/250s, ISO 400


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