spiral of eggs
We have found several of these egg structures in our yard in Lafayette, LA. All have this near perfect spiral shape. We thought perhaps they were lacewing eggs since they are stalked, but can find no information on this particular pattern being common to lacewings. Could they belong to some other insect? Thanks for your great website. We had a feathered footed fly in our yard this weekend too. What a super cool looking fly. We were bummed to see you already had a bug of the month for September! Thanks again!
Patty & Scott
Hi Patty and Scott,
We choose the Bug of the Month based on what we think will be a common sighting that month. We believe your eggs are Lacewing Eggs. Owlflies also have stalked eggs, but they are often in a horseshoe pattern. Thanks for the awesome image of the Feather Footed Fly, Trichopoda pennipes, an important biological control agent of the Squash Bug. We found a site dedicated to this Tachnid Fly.