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Longwing Butterfly Eggs

In News by Robin Snieder

Longwing butterflies (Heliconius sp.)  All butterflies hatch from an egg! Butterfly eggs in general are quite small, sometimes even smaller than the head of a pin. They come in a wide variety of colours and shapes, however, and some butterfly eggs look a lot like a colourful tiny diamond or gem. Longwings are a tropical group of butterflies from Central …

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Spiny Stick Bug Eggs

In News by Robin Snieder

Spiny Stick Bug (Extatosoma tiaratum) A type of stick insect found in Australia, the Spiny Stick bug is a very well-camouflaged insect designed to look like a cross between a prickly stick and a dead leaf. Like all stick insects, the females will lay hundreds of eggs one at a time, which they simply let fall to the forest floor. …

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Giant African Land Snail Eggs

In Conservatory by Robin Snieder

Giant African Land Snails (Archachatina ventricosa) We don’t often think about where snails come from, and they also hatch from eggs! Depending on the species and type of snail (land vs aquatic), eggs may be laid singly or in groups. The Giant African Land Snails that we display in our Conservatory lay single large eggs that are white or pale …