Female stink bugs ‘select’ color of their eggs

23 julio 2015

Stink bug mothers will lay darker or lighter eggs depending on how much light is reflecting off of a surface. The newly discovered adaptation is likely related to how some species of stink bugs are able to deposit their eggs on top of leaves, as the darker-colored eggs are better protected from UV radiation. Surprisingly, the eggs are not darkened by melanin, but by a previously unknown pigment.img src=»http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/~4/p2ajuFnVUtE» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/