faux butterfly eggs!?!

button20(zone 7b)May 24, 2012

why do butterflies lay false eggs? The reason I ask is because I found 3 eggs on my hop vine, but they were all empty...but unhatched at the same time. why would a butterfly waste energy laying eggs with no embryo? it just seems pointless to me!

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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

They don't know any better. just like all the chicken eggs at the grocery store aren't fertilized. They can't tell the difference.


    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:31AM
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KC Clark - Zone 2012-6a OH

Put it under some major magnification and I'm guessing you will see where some insect/spider poked a hole in the shell and had a meal. I've caught insects having a monarch milkshake.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 10:57AM
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