Mystery Bug Builds Fence Around Eggs

Have you ever seen anything like this? Chemical ecologist Troy Alexander, doing research in the Peruvian Amazon, found what appears to be an insect egg case with a structure around it that looking surprisingly like a fence. Or it could be a fungus. No one knows yet. Alexander later found more of them, in various locations.

Entomologists, mycologists, University professors and museum directors have all seen the images but nobody has been able to provide definite confirmation of what created this. It’s possible that Troy has discovered a new species!

See more pictures of it at Twisted Sifter. Link -via the Presurfer

(Image credit: Troy Alexander)


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