Subject: Eggs? Rodeo Beach Wetland, Marin, CA
Location: wetland by Rodeo Beach, Marin, CA
December 20, 2014 12:14 pm
I work in habitat restoration and came across these very small egg-like things growing on cape ivy vegetation in a wetland area. I’ve also observed them on water parsley in the same location. They’re about the size of a very small pinhead and are attached to the plant by a short, dark-colored stalk. Any ideas???
These look like they might be eggs, but we do not recognize them. The stalks are interesting. Many insects in the order Neuroptera including Lacewings (see here and here) have eggs on stalks, but they look nothing like the images you have supplied. We will continue to research this and we hope our readership will write in with any suggestions.