In most bugs the difference, if any, between males and females is small. But in the pictures here you see Harpocera thoracica. The male is depicted in the three upper pictures, while the female shows herself in the three bottom pictures. We first of all believed there were two species, but our friends of the Royal Antwerp Society for Entomology identified them and they really are one and the same species. The animals are quite beautiful, but very small indeed. The adults of Harpocera thoracica live for about one moth only (May), the males even shorter. After being deposited the eggs remain eggs for some 10 months.