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.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: deceased Patridge Pea
My take: Said the Spider to the Owlfly