Many true bugs lay eggs on the soil surface, under tree bark, in crevices, or on plants. Some give birth to live young. Some species of female bugs can reproduce without mating. There are no males in these species, they are all female and all can reproduce. Populations of these females can grow very quickly.
Breeding season: Mainly Spring and Summer
Key Reproductive Features: iteroparous ; seasonal breeding ; parthenogenic ; sexual ; fertilization (Internal ); viviparous ; oviparous
Often female true bugs guard their eggs and newly-hatched offspring to protect them from predators. Not all species do this though, some just lay their eggs and walk away.
Parental Investment: female parental care
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