Chinese Wax Insect

Saturday, December 25, 2004


This is the Chinese Wax Insect. Those of you in Beibei may remember that I talked about looking for them in Yunnan. Well, I found this branch in Kunming. The insects make the hard, crusty wax coating, and trap themselves inside it. The things that look like red berries are actually the empty shells of females that have exploded to release their eggs.

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