In our November image of the month, two soapberry bugs ask the timeless question: into how many baskets should you put your eggs?
In many species of soapberry bug, there are two wing types: short and long. Short-winged ("brachypterous", below) soapberry bugs mature quickly and begin reproduction early, but cannot fly. Long-winged ("macropterous", above) soapberry bugs can fly and seek seedier pastures if food is scarce, but they take longer to mature. If you were a soapberry bug, which wing type would you have?