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Subject:  pod identification
Geographic location of the bug:  swampland outside New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date: 07/23/2019
Time: 04:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  greetings Bugman.  I have found your site randomly but joyfully.  are you the Bugman of whom Albuquerque Speaks such praises ?    my daughter recently moved to ABQ.  I saw your work on a documentary, I believe & encouraged her to offer herself to volunteer as she is an avid entomologist .. with a background in pathology.  now, the accompanying image is of a foamy pod adhering to a dried plant stalk in swampland near NOLA.  a friend asks & I am curious as well.  thanks to you, for this great site… you are generous and the education opportunities your offer the seeking here on social media reaffirms my faith in humanity, yes indeed.
How you want your letter signed:  rebekah duffus

Egg Mass of Apple Snail

Dear Rebekah,
Thanks so much for your fervid praise, but we don’t know anything about Albuquerque Speaks.  We did feel compelled to get you a proper identification and we believe we have properly identified this as the Egg Mass of an Apple Snail in the genus 
Pomacea, and there are several invasive species. According to Featured Creatures:  “You can scrape off the egg masses and allow them to fall into the water since inundated eggs will not hatch. However, only pink egg masses should be scraped or removed. Egg masses with large, white eggs were laid by the native Florida applesnail and should be left undisturbed, as they do not pose a threat and are the principal food of the Everglades kite. Never release applesnails from aquaria into the wild (FFWCC 2006).”  ResearchGate also has an image of a pink Apple Snail Egg Mass.

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Subject:  Marine Blue Laying an Egg
Geographic location of the bug:  West Los Angeles
Date: 07/23/2019
Time: 04:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi Bugman,
It may be silly, but I can’t tell you how excited I am to get a picture of a Marine Blue laying eggs.  I’ve been watching them for years in my back yard and rarely ever see them sitting still.
How you want your letter signed:  Jeff Bremer

Marine Blue lays Egg

Dear Jeff,
Your image is great, and there is nothing silly about getting excited about getting an image of a Marine Blue laying an egg.  Was the chosen plant plumbago?  According to BugGuide:  “Caterpillar hosts: Leadwort (
Plumbago) and many legumes including alfalfa (Medicago sativa), milkvetch (Astragalus), and mesquite (Prosopis).”

Hi Daniel,
Yes, the plant is a Cape Plumbago. By the way, if you acquire a Cape Plumbago, I suggest it be kept in a pot.  I planted one in my back yard and it rapidly showed it’s intent on world domination.
I also tried to get a picture of the eggs, but they are so small, I cannot see them.
Jeff
Thanks for the gardening advice Jeff.  We have no plans to plant Plumbago, but it is flourishing in our neighbor’s yard. 
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Subject:  Dragonfly eggs?
Geographic location of the bug:  Southeast Pennsylvania
Date: 05/01/2019
Time: 10:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi
I found this yesterday on my rose bush, April 30, 2019
I used the iNatuarlist app to try to identify, if briefly showed up as dragon/darner fly eggs
How you want your letter signed:  Natalie DelGiorno

Katydid Eggs

Dear Natalie,
These are most definitely NOT Dragonfly Eggs.  Dragonflies oviposit in the water, not on dried branches.  These are Katydid Eggs.

Katydid Eggs

Thank for answering. I found a picture on the web
I have the eggs in an aquarium, hoping they will hatch as a science project for kids
I also found a a preying mantis egg sac, an optics,(sure the spelling is wrong. It looks like half is broken, but I put it in an aquarium too
The thing about the preying mantis egg is that I saw her last October near the place where I found the eggs. There are also 2 others!
Thanks again
Natalie

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Subject:  Mantis Ootheca and adult, female California Mantis
Geographic location of the bug:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA
Date: 10/08/2018
Time: 5:30 PM PDT
We have a long overdue update on our She’s a Man-Eater posting.  Several days after the mating and cannibalistic meal that followed on our porchlight, Daniel relocated the female California Mantis in the genus
Stagmomantis (not sure if species is S. californica or S. limbata as both species are reported from Los Angeles) to the plum trees in back, and after a day, we could no longer find her, but we did locate this ootheca in the branches not far from where we released her.

Mantis Ootheca

Then we found a female Mantis nearby, but we cannot say for certain she is the same individual.  Now that January has arrived, the ootheca is still in place and it has still not hatched.

Female California Mantis

Female California Mantis

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Subject:  Green Insect Egg ?
Geographic location of the bug:  Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Date: 01/03/2019
Time: 09:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, Please help me identify this ‘insect egg’ found while weeding my yard two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico in Panams Cuty Beach, FL. Yard is sand w/ indigenous plants/weeds. Thanks ! 🙂
How you want your letter signed:  Angela

Green Plastic Ball

Dear Angela,
Though you only refer to a “green insect egg”, your images indicate you also encountered a similar yellow object.  We do not believe these are naturally occurring objects.  Rather, we believe they are plastic spheres of some unknown use.  The yellow object even appears to have a seam where this object was removed from a mold.

Yellow Plastic Sphere

Thank you !

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Subject:  Huge possible moth egg cluster
Geographic location of the bug:  Portland, Oregon
Date: 01/05/2019
Time: 09:17 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  At first I thought this 4-tine garden cultivator had rusted solid from being left outdoors, but upon closer inspection I realized it was entirely covered in dark orange eggs! I think they might be moth eggs. No eggs were present on the wooden handle.
How you want your letter signed:  Pam

Slime Mold we believe

Dear Pam,
Thanks for sending in this fascinating mystery.  While these red “things” do seem to resemble insect eggs, we have our doubts because of the varying size of the individual “eggs.”  We would expect much more regularity in the size of eggs.  Here is a somewhat similar looking image of Slime Mold that we found online and Dave’s Blog has a similar image.  We also found Slime Mole images that look similar on FlickR and on the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources site.  We are inclined to identify them as Slime Mold.

Slime Mole we believe

Oh wow! Thank you so much, I would never have considered a mold, I have never seen anything like it before!
Also, Thank you so much for your blog, I have been using it to identify random “bugs” that I have found for over 10 years, starting when I was just a teenager. It has been an invaluable resource for me.

Slime Mold we believe

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