It’s blackberry time in North Carolina! Blackberries all over the Triangle Area are currently laden with ripe fruit, so I went out picking at work before we opened last weekend. We’d been finding little groups of metallic gold insect eggs all over the grounds for a few weeks, and I found another little group of them while I was blackberry hunting:
The picture doesn’t do the coloration justice at all as these are bright, shiny gold in real life, but I’m sharing them anyway. After searching around a bit, I believe these are eggs of a leaf-footed bug, an insect in the family Coreidae. I love it when I randomly come across beautiful bugs when I’m out looking for something else!