Monday, March 5, 2012

65/300 + 1

I am not exactly certain as to what this is.
I would surmise some sort of insect has burrowed into the branch and is now calling it home.
*A huge thanks to Sharon @ sprouts and wildlings for ID; it is a praying mantis egg case, or ootheca.


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15 comments:

Kimberly said...

Very cool! Love the details you can see!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It almost looks spongy. The first thing that came to mind is the food tripe. Cool details in this.

Genie said...

I do not have a clue, but I certainly think he or she swarm and comfy in there. It made for a beautiful capture. genie

Kateri said...

It does look like an insect home. Neat photo.

Sharon@SproutsandWildlings said...

Hey! It's an ootheca. It's the egg case of a praying mantis. I believe the mantis makes the ootheca itself and it's just supported on the twig; it's not like a gall where an insect will mess with a plant's hormones to get the plant to create a structure for it. Cool photo! Happy Macro Monday.

Kim, USA said...

This is beautiful!

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Lea said...

Very interesting, but I'm not sure what it is either!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
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The Paw Relations said...

Wow, what an amazing find.

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Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice macro photo.

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Kerri said...

That is SOOOOO Cool! I would LOVE to see one of these!

edenhills said...

What a great capture!

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very textural photo ~ well done ~ looks like a cocoon to me ~~thanks for sharing, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)
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Ivanhoe said...

Very cool, but very eeewww, too :) I'm not quite an insect fan. Hahaha!

Melinda said...

How cool- what a great find! And beautiful photography work as always, Trish! You are so good with macro!