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Prairie parsley seeds and a bonus

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Prairie Parsley Seeds with Insect Egg 6028

Here’s a closer look at Polytaenia nuttallii, called prairie parsley, on a piece of the Blackland Prairie east of Interstate 35 in far north Austin on June 27th. In addition to all these seeds at the ends of umbelliferous stalks you get the pale ovoid insect egg on a threadlike stalk of its own at the top. I can’t identify the insect that produced the egg, but one group of insects whose members attach eggs on hairlike stalks like that is green lacewings.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

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