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Mystery eggs

Observed: 5th June 2009 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

not sure what the plant is either

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

grant burleigh's picture

Mystery eggs

The only eggs I know of that look like that are the yellow eggs of the Green Dock Beetle, Gastrophysa viridula. June is about right for them. I gather from Wikipedia that the beetle can feed on plants other than dock and sorrel, but rarely. Also, that the larvae can only develop fully on Rumex. So, if the plant isn't Rumex, I suppose these might just be eggs that are not going to make it to maturity.

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These certainly look like

These certainly look like Gastrophysa viridula eggs, but there are many other closely-related Chrysomelids, so it's also possible that these are eggs of a species more suited to the foodplant

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