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Syrphid Eggs - Helophilus

Syrphid Eggs - Helophilus
Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
October 7, 2006
I'm confident these are Syrphid eggs--can anyone confirm? There were numerous Helophilus sp. flies in the area and numerous egg masses on the underside of leaves directly over a vernal pool.

Moved from eggs.

This is a beautiful shot!

Great shot!
Size would help with ID. I know, I forget to measure all the time. . . If you know the plant, it would be possible to measure the size of the spacing between veins in the leaf.
BTW, check this page. They look almost identical.

Thanks for the link!
I guess that pretty much confirms the ID. I'd say the eggs were about 3 mm tall. I can't remember if the leaf was beech or hickory.

Wow, cool shots
on that page!

A great photo of something I've always wanted to see.


What a great shot!
I thought bowling alley as well! =)

Except for the green landscape, I imagined Penguins huddling together in a snowstorm. Amazing how meticulously the mother fly placed each of her eggs and how the outside eggs lean inward toward the others.

It IS amazing -
I was noticing how the ones in back stretch away in nearly-straight lines. Very cool!

Looking at
Looking at the thumbnail, I thought, either bowling alley or milk processing plant.

Neat photo, though I don't know the ID!

Nice shot
The flies that I know laying mass white eggs close to water edges are species in Tabanidae. Here are coupld of image and for comparison. - Chen

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