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Looks like spiders
Hi Bugman,
This thing has been on my side gate (in Melbourne, Australia) for at least a month and a half. The web around it suggest it is a spider’s egg. The lowest ball looks different to the rest, I think it has legs – but it never moves! I’d love to know what kind of insect made this. Thanks,
Louisa

Hi Louisa,
This is a mystery to us and we don’t have the time to research it right now. We are posting in the hopes some reader has the answer. We have also written to Grev, a frequesnt contributor from Australia.

Update: (12/06/2007)
Good morning Daniel, Let me say I am no expert on bugs. I am just very interested and curious about all the creatures in my own garden – usually if I can identify something it is because I have photographed it and done some research to find out what it is. The spider eggs seem to be from the Bird Dropping Spider (Celaenia sp) and the one with legs at the bottom is probably the spider waiting for nightfall to start moving about, See: http://museumvictoria.com.au /spiders/detail.aspx?id=1&pic =2
http://www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/bird_dropping _spider.htm Hope this helps. Best wishes,
Grev

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