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insect eggs

insect eggs
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 5, 2006
Size: 1.3mm
These eggs have strings attached, and look like little pine cones. Found these on an aspen leaf. Any ideas what kink they might be?

Moved from The Casebearers. The pattern of the egg covering seems to indicate Clytrini, at least. Maybe John can clarify his comment. The host plant may indicate genus or species...

These are great little items. You can use this photo on your Christmas cards.

Hope this location was close enough you can go back and check on these. I'll be something interesting hatches out.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

I won't be able to get back in time
I wish I had collected them, but the only 2 containers I had with me were filled with 12 beetles.

To me they look somewhat like
what this beetle (below) was laying. You also photographed this species mating nearby - what do you think?

This is Coscinoptera dominica
This is Coscinoptera dominicana.

Do you mean the eggs or the beetle image I posted?
I see that name listed as a synonym on our info page for the beetle. Are the eggs distinctive enough to be named as that species?

The impression I got
from the one laying eggs is they were a cluster of individual eggs.

See also
the graphic on this site with a little string attached to a similar looking structure.

I guess my impression was wrong:-)
You're attachment with the string on the egg case sure looks like it. I'll move it to to the subfamily page. Thanks Hannah.

Very cool shot -
I wish I could photograph things this tiny!

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