Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Curiosity

While relaxing out on our back step and enjoying a ruddy goblet of plonk, my partner noticed this strange little structure on the leaf of our (now sadly deceased) fig tree. Can any of my more horticulturally minded readers shed some light on what it is? It's about 5 millimetres across, and is the only one on the leaves that we can find.

7 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Hm, can't identify the insects, but obviously they are the builders of this honeycomb-like structure. Beautiful.

A Doubtful Egg said...

It is strange, isn't it? I must see if it's still there in the morning...

jams o donnell said...

I have no idea what sort of insect created it I would be very interested to know

A Doubtful Egg said...

Me too, Jams!

jams o donnell said...

The not-wife reckons that it is a cluster of hatched insect eggs. She's got no idea what insect though

A Doubtful Egg said...

Perhaps it's not an insect hatchery; perhaps some tiny aliens are infesting Chez Doubtful even as we speak...

stancarey said...

Interesting! I had two general ideas, and they've both been covered. The first was that they were the hatched eggs of tiny aliens, and the second was that they were the hatched eggs of an insect.

I'm putting my money on tiny aliens.