Here is the creature

Here is the creature I found on the glass lid of my light bulb. I guess they are attracted to light as they all concentrate on the light source. I live in Hong Kong. The brown things aren't moving (those might be eggs). The green creatures are about 0.6-0.7 cm long in body length (excluding appendages and antennae). They are sluggish in movement.

Can you help me to identify these tiny creatures?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. Can you please try to add some information. For example: Where do you live? What size are those? Can you tel us more about their behaviour? Are the browns things alive or is food or is it just stain on your light bulb? $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Jul 27, 2015 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have much information about it. My mum fear it will spread and so I clear them away immediately after I take the photo. I live in hong kong. They are about the size in the original photo here (no magnification). And the brown, oval things I suppose are their eggs. They are sluggish in movement and I clear them easily. The eggs are kind of sticky. $\endgroup$
    – y chung
    Jul 27, 2015 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ I edited your post to include those info and make few other modifications. Feel free to rollback if you don't like my edits. +1 $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Jul 27, 2015 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ I see 14 eggs and 14 individuals They must have just hatched, which will make identification very difficult. Maybe Miridae ? $\endgroup$
    – Adam C
    Jul 27, 2015 at 21:47
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    $\begingroup$ I have no idea what they are, but they are fascinating looking and rather beautiful in their way. Thanks for sharing. $\endgroup$
    – Chelonian
    Jul 28, 2015 at 2:56

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Let's take a look at the magnified body of the insect (it is a nymphe btw) - we can see 2 brown dots one above the other along the body line. This pattern is very suggestive to Chelinidea species (the most common is Chelinidea vittiger aequoris):

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I stop my search at Coreidae family, because multiple species (a lot of bugs actually) of this family have similar appearance, for example:

Gonocerus acuteangulatus:

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But other enthusiasts can start from here (Coreidae family) and trace it down more precisely - I am sure they will succeed.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer. It is very helpful. I will research on it further to evaluate this possibility. $\endgroup$
    – y chung
    Jul 28, 2015 at 16:01
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge. Execellent picture quality of those creatures. $\endgroup$
    – user14636
    Jul 28, 2015 at 18:56

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