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Offline D.Lock

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Insect egg?
« on: Thu, 26 October 2017, 10:48:40 AM »
Hello,

I am not sure where to post this photo... Could this be an insect egg? Or maybe from a nematoda?

Offline Auke

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Re: Insect egg?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 10:55:41 PM »
I'm puzzled by this one too... It is too large for an insect egg, judging by the visible finger. If I had to make a guess, I would say slug or snail egg(s). Did you by any chance collect it to see what it would turn in to?

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Offline D.Lock

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Re: Insect egg?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 09:09:31 PM »
no sorry, didn't collect it. Found another one yesterday. If i find another one ill take it!

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Re: Insect egg?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 04:34:52 PM »
Hello,

I am not sure where to post this photo... Could this be an insect egg? Or maybe from a nematoda?

Hello!
It's an ooteca/egg sack from Liturgusa so. (Mantodea, Liturgusidae)

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Re: Insect egg?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 05:00:37 PM »
Hello!
It's an ooteca/egg sack from Liturgusa so. (Mantodea, Liturgusidae)

Welcome at GNF! :D

Are you sure about that ID? The photos I find online of Liturgusa ootheca look different (not so clearly translucent, and not with roundish cells/bubbles visible from the outside). Could you provide some pics we can compare with?

Auke

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Re: Insect egg?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 15 January 2018, 05:51:48 AM »
In Europe, there are some Curculionidae of the Hyperini-tribe that make this kind of cocoons for their eggs, or at least comparable. See for example: https://texel.waarneming.nl/waarneming/view/73917026
Of course, it could also be the preying mantis that was mentioned, no idea, but I just thought I'd add my two cents...

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