I saw this on a leaf in the forest area near my home. Can't tell if it's a creature or eggs of some kind. Am really intrigued to know what it is , can anyone help?
I think this might be the egg mass of the Caddis Fly. Was there water nearby? The newly hatched larvae fall into water from the leaf and continue their larval stage underwater. Hope this is helpful.
Thank you so much for your feedback. There are lakes in the area but not particularly near the jelly like stuff on the leaf. Wonder if we should put it nearer one of the lakes? Thanks again :)
Thanks! We took a small twig with the leaf on and attached it to a branch overhanging a nearby lake. Not sure what really happened but there's was no sign of anything when we next checked. Hopefully they all lived happily ever after ;)
Brilliant! Loved Cadis Fly Larvae as a child when we went tadpolling with jam jars and homemade nets fixed to the end of a bamboo stick - putting our catches of all sorts into a tank at home with gravel and waterweed, etc.and watched, mesmerised, day-after-summer's-day as our water creepy-crawlies progressed through their creature cycles. Although, we learned tadpolls when confined could be, sadly, carniverous. And, if you happened to catch a certain large water bug it would gobble up every other water creature trapped in your tank. Accept, Cadis Flies, with hard casing invariably managed to allude predators. Many thanks