Hi. I came across pictures of these last night trying to identify something I saw on a walk. They are not spiders but insects. They are sheild bug or stink bug eggs and larvae. They all stay together for a bit after they hatch. The black one is slightly older. The adult will look different again. I don’t know enough to tell you which one it is.
Thank you, Nod. Do you what species they are?! Thank you, one more time
I am just a site visitor – I have no background in insect or spider identification whatsoever so I am really not sure of this at all – There is a slight chance they could be this one. – an invasive species. The brown marmorated stink bug- https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/27377 – The size and shape and features of the your older one match – but the colour of yours is a little darker. So it could be something else entirely.
Aww, you’re so humble. You don’t need to call yourself a visitor, you’re doing great! I think you have the ID correct, but there are many similar species. I definitely have the invasive species in my neighborhood. Your link says they hatch in one day. I went back the next day after photographing a group like the ones in this photo to kill them after I got an ID from BugGuide. They had all hatched and dispersed already.
I’m always afraid someone will mistake me for someone who knows what they are talking about, when my only knowledge comes from a quick internet search. Especially when Google will give me the most dramatic result ra5her than the correct one. 🙂
That’s modern expertise. It’s easy to fake it. That’s what most of our trolls try to do when they are here to scare people. I check their conversation history to see if they’ve ever said anything useful or nonthreatening. If you spot a troll, the “contact us” is a way to email the site administrator. He can keep trolls’ devices from accessing the site completely. Google Lens has gotten better. It used to be an unintentional troll, saying everything was a black widow or brown recluse. I asked the development team to fix that and I think they mostly have.… Read more »