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faux butterfly eggs!?!

Posted by button20 zone 7b (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 12 at 2:14

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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RE: faux butterfly eggs!?!

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.

Martha


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RE: faux butterfly eggs!?!

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.


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