Insect Eggs

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Insect Eggs

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This was up in the holly tree a couple of weeks ago. I'd forgotten about it.

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  • It's difficult to tell from the photo, so I'll ask the question: are you sure they were eggs and not baby spiders clumped together, as they do, with just a few bold individuals dotted about? It might also explain why they've dispersed.

  • Nigel O is correct, these are the spiderlings of a garden spider.

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  • Have they hatched yet, can you see any caterpillars?

  • I'd better go and have a look. If there were caterpillars they wouldn't last long.

  • Nothing left...

  • Oh well, the birds must have had a feast!

  • Any idea what they might have become?

  • It's difficult to tell from the photo, so I'll ask the question: are you sure they were eggs and not baby spiders clumped together, as they do, with just a few bold individuals dotted about? It might also explain why they've dispersed.

  • I didn't get that close. They might have been baby spiders, in which case the birds probably had them.

  • Nigel O is correct, these are the spiderlings of a garden spider.