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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lacewing Eggs

I was examining some plants in my yard that were infested with aphids. While looking at them, I noticed these minute eggs on stalks along the side of one of the stems. In researching them, I found out they are lacewing eggs, which hatch out and feed on the aphids. They were so unusual and delicate-looking. Nature has amazing structures.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Emma Eckert