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Blobs of jelly on Hazel leaves

Observed: 16th August 2013 By: robertsona14robertsona14’s reputation in Invertebratesrobertsona14’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Three of these seen, all on hazel. Rounded blobs of soft, clear jelly on the edges of hazel leaves in a shaded part of the wood. The jelly contained white specks. Each blob was 1.5 cm across and faintly ridged when viewed up close. There were odd bits of detritus stuck to two of them (bits of dead leaf or similar).

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Mydaea's picture

Looks like caddis-fly eggs.

Looks like caddis-fly eggs.

robertsona14's picture

Caddis-fly eggs

How interesting! Thanks so much, Mydaea, for your help.

JRayner's picture

I just saw these too, also on

I just saw these too, also on hazel, after rain, in Leeds. Thought they were some sort of eggs, but couldn't work out what! That's why I was looking them up amd found this, would love to know what they are!

JRayner's picture

Jelly blob ID

Having done a bit of research, these would appear to be egg cases of a caddis fly (as someone already suggested), possibly Glyphotaelius pellucidus. Usually laid above water so that larvae drop out into the water. We've just had a huge amount of rain, so perhaps this one was confused. The eggs were above a woodland path and not over water.