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Image of the Month - January 2012

Aggregation of Leptocoris tagalicus

James Niland photographed this aggregation Leptocoris tagalicus in Ipswich, QLD, Australia. At least two generations of L. tagalicus are gathered together socializing and enjoying the sunlight on a tree that is most likely their host. In the weeks following the creation of this image, most of the nymphs pictured here endured their final molt before reaching reproductive age. The descendants of these individuals may quite possibly be thriving on the exact same tree today.

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