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Subject: Egg pod identification
Location: Humboldt County, California
February 1, 2015 9:15 am
We found this on the underside of a branch on our dogwood. My guess is praying mantis. Husbands guess is some type of moth. Any ideas?
Signature: Clueless in California

Mantis Ootheca

Mantis Ootheca

Dear [Less Than] Clueless in California,
Your guess that is is the Ootheca of a Preying Mantis is correct.

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Subject: Mystery Eggs – Australia
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
January 17, 2015 11:50 pm
Hi Guys,
Found this under the awning on my back patio. Found another pic of this on this site from 2006 which hasn’t yet been identified (now 2015). Location – Coffs Harbour NSW.
Looks very similar to lacewing but in this odd configuration.
A fine hair/filament radiates outwards from each “node” and support the structure roughly 10mm from the surface. Another set of hairs support each “node” vertically, from surface to egg. Each filament looks as if it has “droplets” attached along the length, in the same way a spider leaves sticky drops along their sticky strands.
Please note, the eggs are solid white, with the filaments being transparent. All dark areas in the pictures should be considered shadows cast by the cameras flash.
Signature: Grey

Blue Eyed Lacewing Eggs

Blue Eyed Lacewing Eggs

Dear Grey,
Interestingly, the person who submitted those Neuropteran Eggs in 2006 was named Grev.  Your submission has led us to an identification of Blue Eyed Lacewing Eggs,
Nymphes myrmeleonides, thanks to Project Noah. There are also images on the University of Sydney Entomology page and the Brisbane Insect website.  The larvae of Lacewings are predators with ravenous appetites, and this type of egg configuration helps to ensure that the hatchlings do not devour one another as they must first climb away from the other eggs. 

Blue Eyed Lacewing Eggs

Blue Eyed Lacewing Eggs

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Subject: Egg case on tree
Location: SE Pennsylvania
January 17, 2015 8:13 am
Can you help me identify the critter that made this egg case on the underside of a river birch twig? I am trying to learn about bugs and other beneficial insects. Do you recommend any other helpful sources?
Thanks
Signature: Marilyn

Wheel Bug Egg Case

Wheel Bug Egg Case

Dear Marilyn,
We believe this is the Egg cluster of a Wheel Bug, a species of beneficial predatory Assassin Bug.  The eggs will pass the winter and hatch in the spring.  Though Wheel Bugs are not aggressive towards humans, they might deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled.  Adult Wheel Bugs are quite distinctive looking.
  A good resource book is the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America by Eric Eaton.

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Subject: Bolsa spidea eggs?
Location: Anaheim, CA
January 1, 2015 4:36 pm
Howdy, these were found in a heap between avocado leaves. Can you ID? They’re about 1cm diameter, about 10 of them, tangled in sticky web, hard shell.
Signature: Becky G

Bolas Spider Egg Sacs

Bolas Spider Egg Sacs

Happy New Year Becky G,
We agree with you that these are Bolas Spider Egg Sacs, not those of a Bolsa Spidea.  Bolas Spiders are very well camouflaged and are difficult to find.  The egg sacs we reported on in November appear to have been parasitized, but we have hopes that a few individuals will hatch to perpetuate the species in our garden.

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Subject: Eggs? Rodeo Beach Wetland, Marin, CA
Location: wetland by Rodeo Beach, Marin, CA
December 20, 2014 12:14 pm
Hi,
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???
Signature: Marion

Eggs Possibly

Eggs Possibly

Dear Marion,
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.

Eggs Possibly

Eggs Possibly

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Subject: Small round bug – South Africa
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
December 8, 2014 3:52 am
Hi, I took this photo of these insects and what looks like eggs, on an outside panel of my door. It is tiny – the whole lot measures probably just under 1cm in diameter. I took the photo on Sunday, 7 December, which is in the middle of our rainy, hot summer season. I am in Johannesburg, South Africa. It looks like they are protecting the eggs or something, but what kind of bug is that? Hope you can assist! Thanks! 🙂
Signature: Erna Pieterse

Hatchling Stink Bugs

Hatchling Stink Bugs

Dear Erna,
These are newly hatched Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae.  We know they are most likely not the same species, but you can compare your image to this North American sighting of newly hatched Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs.

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