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Spider eggs

Description:

Eggs of a spider, found while geocaching.

Habitat:

A log

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1 Comment

BugEric
BugEric 8 years ago

No, these are eggs of a tussock moth, family Lymantriidae, attached to the cocoon of the female that laid them. Tussock moth females are wingless, so must "call" males with a pheromone (sex scent). Once mated, the female deposits her eggs right on her cocoon. Careful of the cocoon, it is laced with the hairs of the caterpillar, which cause allergic reactions in some people.

srock.ok
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srock.ok

Saskatoon, Canada

Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 30, 2012

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