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Jun 7, 2013 4:18 PM

What type of bug/eggs are these?

I have been searching the internet for a few days and cannot find anything quite like these. The photo is not the best but it is all I could get.

The eggs are somewhat metallic looking and more of a maroon than a brown when in the light.

We found these behing our siding when we started to take it off a few days ago. If it helps to narrow it down, I live in NW Oregon.

 

Thank you in adavance.eggs.jpeg

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    Jun 7, 2013 11:14 PM (in response to Grammy2Kaiden)
    Re: What type of bug/eggs are these?

    I think these are vacated pupal cases and cells of an Anthidium species. The females of these solitary bees use the hairs from hairy leaved plants like Stachys to construct brood cells in cavities. The material they collect looks very similar to cotton wool - the brown/purple bits are the pupal cells.

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