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Subject: Dead moth and egg like thing
Location: Chennai, India
February 13, 2013 8:54 am
Hello ,
I photographed this image in my garden. This dead moth was bound by web near these eggs like thing. Can you explain ?
Signature: Seema

Moth with Eggs

Hi Seema,
We can only speculate on this melodrama, but we have a relatively good idea what happened.  This female moth was snared by a spider that fed upon the fluids of the moth, killing it.  As it was dying, the moth laid eggs.  We will try to determine a family for this moth.

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Subject: bug eggs
Location: Olympia, Washington
January 17, 2013 2:14 pm
Dear Bugperson:
On January 16, my fifth grade class found these beautiful clear eggs about 1 inch below surface under some rotting bark, but in actual soil. We were looking for subjects for a haiku poem, and there they were. Sorry there is not anything for scale, but each egg is approximately 3mm long. We would appreciate any insight you can provide.
Thanks so much,
Ms. Watson
Boston Harbor Elementary School
Signature: Ms. Watson’s Fifth Grade Class

Slug Eggs

Dear Ms. Watson’s Fifth Grade Class,
We believe these are Slug Eggs, and they look very similar to these Leopard Slug Eggs on Archive and this photo on Rural Ramblings.  Perhaps Susan J. Hewitt who frequently comments on our Mollusc postings will write in to confirm our identification.

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Location: NYC
January 5, 2013 2:02 pm
hello bug man!
I have been noticing odd seed like things in my bed for months now and debris that goes along with it. I have not included pictures of the debris but if it turns up I will. I have been also noticing hard clear tiny objects that almost look like a sugar candy, very hard to describe and no picture either, yet. Please look at the pictures of the seed like objects. I have no animals and I’m baffled and freaked out by these things. I would love to hear its sesame seeds but I do not believe it is because every once and a while there is a very flattened UN-natural version of it. I do not believe it is bed bugs because I would of seen evidence or bites or stains etc or exoskeletons.. the debris i have been finding are little almost flecks and dots of black brown and white. Like sugar crystals in a way.
Thanks if you have any idea –
Signature: MARIO

NOT Sesame Seeds, but Tapeworm Eggs

Hi Mario,
In our opinion, these are Sesame Seeds, though the largest object in the foreground might be something else.  These are not of insect origin.  Stop eating baked goods or crackers in bed.

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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars
Location:  Hawthorne, CA
December 12, 2012
Hi Daniel,
Here are some shots from the past four days.  While I was sitting out back on Sunday, a Monarch Butterfly came by to plant some new eggs on the Mexican Milkweed.  I actually got to watch her leave the one on the seed pod!  We’re watching eagerly for new hatchlings.  The oldest of the caterpillars is now eating the seed pods.  If things go as last year, it will pupate in a few days.  There was another that hatched at the same time, but we lost it.  The others in between egg stage & what I understand to be the fifth instar and final stage before becoming a chrysalis are well and eating away.  I counted 8 in the back today.
Hope all is well you with you on this gloomy, soon to be rainy day.

Monarch Ovipositing

Hi Anna,
Sorry for the delay.  Your submission caught us at the end of the semester and at the end of the week.  Thursday and Friday are particularly heavy work load days for us.  We are thrilled with your latest round of photos and the ongoing Monarch Caterpillar documentation you are providing to expand on the Bug of the Month posting.

Monarch Egg

We love the photo of the egg.  Your Mexican milkweed, though not native, is well adapted to Southern California weather and the Monarchs obviously love it.  When choosing plants for the butterfly garden we are working on in Elyria Canyon Park, we need to stick to native plant species.

Monarch Caterpillar

We look forward to receiving photos of your first Monarch chrysalis of the season.

Monarch Caterpillar

Hi Daniel,
Thanks very much.  I thought maybe you were immersed in end of semester goings-on.  I don’t know that I will find a chrysalis, couldn’t last year.  We didn’t have as many caterpillars then, though, so maybe will get lucky this year.

Update:  December 18, 2012
Hello Daniel,
Still no pupating, but I got these shots of the oldest surviving caterpillar today and just wanted to share them with you.  This and one other ventured onto one of the Cigar Plant bushes a few times yesterday.  They may pupate there, who knows?  I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

Monarch Caterpillar

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Subject: What kind of moths this is ???
Location: mexico, baja california sur, cabo san lucas
December 13, 2012 3:58 pm
HI, i would like to know if this moths is dangerous ? people say to not touch them and be really careful with the eggs…
I leave in Mexico, cabo san lucas and they are everywhere for the past month.
Signature: sign

Eucalyptus Defoliator Moth with Eggs

Dear sign,
We cannot account for the superstitions you hear in Mexico, but we cannot imaging them pertaining to any real danger.  We believe this moth is in the family Geometridae and it most closely resembles the individuals in the tribe Angeronini which are pictured on BugGuide.
  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in a species identification.

Identification Courtesy of Karl
Hi Daniel and Sign:
It looks like a Eucalyptus Defoliator Moth, Thyrinteina arnobia (Geometridae).  It ranges from Texas and the Caribbean to South America and is considered a major pest of Eucalyptus plantations, particularly in Brazil. I came across this surprisingly similar image on The Caribbean Pest Information Network site. This one is referred to as Tea Moth and the species name is spelled ‘amobia’. If you google ‘Thyrinteina amobia’ you will get quite a few hits and sometimes both spellings are used on the same site, so I don’t quite know what is going on there. Regards.  Karl

As always Karl, your input is greatly appreciated.

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Subject: Is it a parasite or its own eggs for reproduction
Location: Wesley Chapel, Fl
November 24, 2012 3:53 am
I found this today in Wesley Chapel, Fl Nov 2012.
The locus or grass hopper did not move quickly at all like other grass hoppers. He seemed very lethargic.
Signature: Andrea Puida

Obscure Bird Grasshopper with Eggs

Dear Andrea,
We believe we have correctly identified your Grasshopper as the Obscure Bird Grasshopper,
Schistocerca obscura, thanks to the excellent database on BugGuide.  We don’t believe these are the eggs of the Grasshopper.  We believe they are the pupae of some internal parasite, perhaps some species of fly or wasp.  We will do some additional research and seek some outside assistance for this identification as well.

Obscure Bird Grasshopper with Eggs

Thank you Daniel!
I couldn’t believe what I saw and knew it was a parasite.. I am excited to hear back from you as to what this parasite it is.
Thank you again,
Andrea Puida

Eric Eaton provides some insight
Wow, that is really strange.  I would bet, however, that those are actually grasshopper eggs, either from another female, or that somehow got oozed out of this very specimen.  She (I’m assuming this is a female), looks pretty damaged anyway, what with missing both hind legs.  Grasshoppers lay eggs in “pods,” whereby the eggs adhere to each other, and that is exactly the case here.  Normally the female lays her eggs under the soil, though.

The grasshopper was just sitting in my friends driveway. It just didn’t appear alert in any way, which is why I thought it was infested with a parasite because it inhibits its neurological way of living /behaviors. This creature was in no way afraid of me and I was very close to it. I took nearly 20 photos of it from every angle. Yes, I’m a medical student and was very intrigued ..
Please tell all involved thank you and I look forward to finding my next mysterious insect for you guys!!!

Hi again Andrea,
Eric’s observations that the Grasshopper looks damaged and your observations that she was not alert point to the possibility that she was somehow severely traumatized which might have caused her to expel her own eggs which then adhered to her body.  This is still an interesting mystery.

Additional Comment:  September 30, 2013
Subject: additional input  on grasshopper eggs or parisite
September 30, 2013 1:46 pm
so I found the same thing when I was feeding my turtle. Pulled off the legs of a grasshopper to feed him and out came these yellow ovals.  I believe them to be eggs too.
Signature: brandon

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