BeckyH's picture

Egg mass

Observed: 22nd February 2011 By: BeckyH
Egg mass
Description:

Mass of eggs on the blade of a piece of serrated wrack, Fucus serratus

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

rockwolf's picture

Egg mass

looks quite similar to caddisfly eggs....
Was the photo actually taken yesterday?

BeckyH's picture

Yep, on a seaweed blade.

Yep, on a seaweed blade.

rockwolf's picture

Sorry!

Should have checked the flora! Sorry! Completely wrong! Think Mike has nailed it!

BeckyH's picture

Thank you, Mike, that MarLIN

Thank you, Mike, that MarLIN picture is spot on!

dejayM's picture

debate

Until yesterday this may have been the only iSpot post of Flat P (Littorina obtusata) eggs.
It's a pity it wasn't spotted before because there has been a lovely debate here -
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/320895
It will be seen that the possibility exists that these, in this post, are eggs of Lacuna pallidula
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1wD21-DC81YC&pg=PA213&lpg=PA213&dq=La...
That should not change this ID nor, necessarily, raise doubts in agreers.
I imagine that more posts of such things will come before long.
ðj