Owlfly (Ululodes spp.) EGGS

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

Order Neuroptera – Antlions, Lacewings and Allies

Needs medium height dried twigs or brush on which it lays the eggs. Below the white eggs is a circle of abortive eggs that apparently have some sort of ant repellant to protect the fertile eggs from infestation. These eggs are miniscule.

Beneficial: both larval and adult stages prey on other invertebrates keeping various pests in check.

pupates in soil or leaf litter.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4129

Shown on Florida Native Plant: deceased Patridge Pea

My take: Said the Spider to the Owlfly

http://web.archive.org/web/20150405000548/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/said-the-spider-to-the-owlfly.html

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