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unidentified insect eggs
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Posted on 10-06-2022 12:16

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Good afternoon,

Almost every year in June/July I find such insect eggs on dried grass panicles. At first I assumed that they were bug clutches. However, bug experts have not confirmed this so far. Maybe someone here knows an answer,

Habitat: Dry sandy grassland in south-west Germany.
Ø of eggs 1.2 mm, height 0.7 mm.

Thanks for the help.
Bembix attached the following image:

Edited by Bembix on 10-06-2022 12:17

many greetings
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Posted on 10-06-2022 12:18

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2nd picture

the tower is about 7 mm high
Bembix attached the following image:


many greetings
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 10-06-2022 20:10
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only a guess: Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae. Because Araschnia levana also produces "towers" (but green and differently shaped):
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Posted on 10-06-2022 23:54

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thanks for the comment, but butterflies can probably be ruled out.

many greetings
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