Owlfly egg clutch (Ululodes spp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Owlfly egg clutch (Ululodes spp.)

Fertile eggs (white) are in two rows, and Non-fertile eggs (“repagula”) are to the left. The trophic eggs are coated with an

ant-repellant substance and act to protect the fertile eggs from ant invasion. They also serve as the first food for

hatchlings to prevent them from eating each other.

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My take: This Night Owl Doesn’t Give a Hoot


Adult From July 2010:



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