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9-2 mystery photo 424Any idea what this is? Hint: it was located on a shrub that was hanging over the water at the edge of a pond. Answer will be revealed in tomorrow’s post. Please enter your responses under “Comments.” Thank you!

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26 responses

  1. Betsy Hawes

    Probably not a spotted slug. More likely some kind of eggs…insect, amphibian, or frog…I’ll go with the caddis fly eggs, but I had to search through some photos before I made my guess.

    September 2, 2015 at 5:27 am

  2. Nan Childs

    Could it be a bryozoan that remained on a plant that was originally submerged??? Thanks for your great mystery photos!!!

    September 2, 2015 at 6:28 am

  3. Pond snails are hermaphrodites, whose characteristic egg packets can be found on water plants (picture left) and rocks. In contrary to the Roman snail, which is also a hermaphrodite and whose copulation takes place mutually and simultaneously, pond snails act as male or as female at one time, but not simultaneously.
    Guessing it is an egg packet.

    September 2, 2015 at 6:28 am

  4. Suzanne

    Caddis fly eggs?

    September 2, 2015 at 6:32 am

  5. Karen

    I’m going to go with Caddis Fly eggs .

    September 2, 2015 at 6:42 am

  6. Jay Harwin

    Must be amphibian eggs? I’m guessing peepers, but just a guess.
    Mary, I so enjoy your daily posts.
    Thank you so much from the CT shoreline!

    September 2, 2015 at 7:02 am

  7. Janet Griffin

    This looks like some kind of egg collection. Maybe a water bug of some kind. I would also think of frog, but that would have been difficult. I think my creative thinking brain is asleep.

    September 2, 2015 at 7:03 am

  8. Angella

    pond snail eggs

    September 2, 2015 at 7:12 am

  9. Caddisfly eggs and had me stumped the first time I saw them over a stream.

    September 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

  10. Treah

    Slug eggs?

    September 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

  11. These are caddisfly eggs… I cheated, found them on Wiki-pedia.

    September 2, 2015 at 7:30 am

  12. Susan Holland

    Well I see that it looks like your more informed readers are sure that it’s caddis fly eggs, but I like to think that there actually is a more attractive slug than I have ever seen in my garden (and living most of the time in the Pacific Northwest I have seen my share of slugs!)

    September 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

  13. Gotta be the egg sac of the Darner you wrote about recently.

    September 2, 2015 at 8:55 am

  14. Irma Graf

    I, too, vote for slug!

    September 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

  15. pkallin@roadrunner.com

    Looks like an egg mass from a freshwater snail, perhaps a Chinese mystery snail.

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    September 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

  16. Laurie rountree

    Leach

    September 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

  17. James MacNeil

    It looks like a slug to me.

    September 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

  18. Dawn Boyer

    How about a darner larva?

    September 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

  19. Kathie Coburn

    Caddis fly

    September 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  20. Jay Cary

    Gray Treefrog eggs

    September 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

  21. Mr. Misavage's Science Class

    My class had a few thoughts… eggs of some sort but noticed the edges that looked like it was a slug of some sort. So, maybe it is a pregnant slug or one carrying their eggs about with them.

    September 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

  22. Caddisfly eggs? Not sure which kind…

    September 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  23. Sue

    It looks like an egg case for perhaps a snail. Sue Wetmore Sent from my iPod

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    September 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  24. I’m joining the caddis fly eggs crowd.

    September 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  25. Snail eggs.

    September 3, 2015 at 5:15 am

  26. Did some research . . . definitely caddisfly egg mass.

    September 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

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