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Categories: Pets & Animals
A green lacewing (Chrysopa species) laid these eggs on the underside of my apricot tree among a colony of aphid nymphs. The eggs are suspended by slender stalks, thought to protect them from predation. They will hatch into mobile larvae that will feed on the aphids, which were especially abundant this year, favored by a wet spring. Photo taken in Moscow on July 8 by Mal Furniss.