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.
My take: This Night Owl Doesn’t Give a Hoot
Adult From July 2010: