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Photograph Order no 6 - day 9 --- no 5 - day 9 hatching day --- no 4 - day 8 --- no 3 - day 7 clearly showing some activity inside the (what are now eggs ) --- no 2 - day 6 --- no 1 - day one (well the first day I saw them),


Adelaide hills


I spotted this on my window late this afternoon, not sure quite what it is. 2.5 cm long and .5 cm wide. Seems to be plant like and my be a leaf, alternatively they could be eggs. The cells/eggs are quite clearly visible and surrounded by a clear material.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I think these might be some kind of Chironomidae larvae.. a midge (dipteran) found Australia wide.

KarenL 9 years ago

Great series! I've moved this to arthropods for you. Signs of wildlife like this are categorized by the organism that created them.

Mostly Microbe
Mostly Microbe 9 years ago

I still can't figure out what they are, even now that they've hatched. Thanks for chronicling this!
Will keep watching this post for possible ID and updates...

Aonach_Eagach 9 years ago

hatching day, today the eggs hatched, must have been a couple of hours ago, the hatchings are moving away from the egg sacks at quite a rate. Some hatchlings are not moving while others are moving at 3 body lengths every couple of seconds

Aonach_Eagach 9 years ago

new photographs added, which show activity inside the eggs

textless 9 years ago


alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wonderful that it is on the window, you can see what happens!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Is interesting! may be you can keep track of it to see if you can figure out what comes out from it. I would bet they are eggs rather than plant or fungus but I have no idea..

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Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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