Lacewings and Mantispids (Neuroptera) - James Dorey
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Mantispid Egg Panorama

Mantispid Egg Panorama

These eggs were laid in captivity by a mantispid that I collected from where they were emerging (although this one had not just emerged and seems to have mated). They were laid hanging in this cluster, not with rigid silk as many other neuropterans seem to use. It took about 12 days for them to eclose from their eggs

48, 150 and 200 photos taken with a 10x microscope objective

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