Owlfly eggs and hatchllings - Ululodes
Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Size: eggs: 2-3 mm
25 June I found a plant stalk with two rows of large eggs near the tip, and then, on the side towards the base of the plant, what appeared to be a baffle--little stalks with something maybe sticky on top, perhaps to discourage ants. I brought the eggs home to see what they would turn out to be. On 3 July they hatched into what my guide books suggest to me were owlfly larvae. I've put them in the back yard, where I undertand they will hide under detritus and ambush whatever small creatures come along.
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