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Mystery egg

Observed: 27th June 2008 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
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Description:

This strange coccoon was found in leaf litter. There was something alive inside - it jumped around! Scale in mm

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dejayM's picture

did

Fascinating.
Did you ever get near to the bottom of this?
Google Images has a lot more to show nowadays.
See this
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=111506&sid=730fb0e...

Rob Coleman's picture

I'd be happy to accept

I'd be happy to accept David's explanation of this although nothing ever hatched out it went on jumping around for a good while later... looks similar to this one http://wildyorkshire.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/ichneumon-pupa-ex-dun-bar-la...

Rob Coleman

dejayM's picture

nice

..yes, that's nice, isn't it Rob?
I wish I could find one of those mystery eggs.
I know, of course, you didn't need waking up (from 2008!) but it's still nice going over very old postings - I don't have any myself of course.
Derek