What's that? There's a corkystem passionflower vine growing in the
firebush this leaf is growing on, and I've looked at a zillion times,
ok, not that many, but a lot, and I've never seen something like that
little white bump. Upon closer inspection it appeared similar to a
very miniature hamburger.
I was too busy to raise a bug inside right then, so I left it where it
was. Several days later I went out to check on it and realized
that I should have tied a string nearby. There are a LOT of leaves
on that firebush! I never found that same egg on the top of the
leaf; but I did find these under a nearby leaf:
I generally like to call my bugs something, preferably their actual name
as opposed to something cheesy like 'hamburger egg.' This time
though, I wanted to share the story but I'm simply not sure of which bug
this is. The eggs are gone and
the buggies have long since crawled off to eat and pupate, so we'll have
to wait until I find them again to find out.
Some of the eggs had clearly hatched. Others were intact.
Two of the larva were crawling around on the same leaf as the egg
They're pretty neat up close. Look at all the little hairs they have: