Dead Moth with Eggs in India

Subject: Dead moth and egg like thing
Location: Chennai, India
February 13, 2013 8:54 am
Hello ,
I photographed this image in my garden. This dead moth was bound by web near these eggs like thing. Can you explain ?
Signature: Seema

Moth with Eggs

Hi Seema,
We can only speculate on this melodrama, but we have a relatively good idea what happened.  This female moth was snared by a spider that fed upon the fluids of the moth, killing it.  As it was dying, the moth laid eggs.  We will try to determine a family for this moth.

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