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Egg Casing?

Egg Casing?
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 1, 2009
Size: 1/2 inch
Found on top of a leaf of Lantana.

Moved from Larvae.

Moving -
to Guide page - Eric or Charley please move to a different page if I goofed...

I'm thinking this might be a cocoon, and one that was parasitized at that (two exit holes instead of one). Maybe a lacewing? Their cocoons are quite small.

I agree, a green lacewing cocoon is what this makes me think of, but that would be 3 mm or so. I'm unaware of anything that makes a cocoon (or anything else) 1/2 inch long that looks like this.

Thanks Eric and Charley
Thanks Eric and Charley. You know, i am gonna stay away with trying to guess the size of something. You are probably correct in saying 3 mm. I have a bad problem with numbers and measurements. Maybe a learning disorder or the blonde hair ;)- From now on i'll say very small. I did find and photograph one single lacewing egg very near where i found this one, so that sounds about right!
Thanks again for the input.

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