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JB

what eggs are these?

Found while wiring up an aerial in the loft. In the rockwool insulation against the eves on the south facing side of the house. There was a largeish nest with no coherent structure and in it a large number of eggs which are oval and about 10-15mm long and perhaps half that diameter. No obvious carcases around to give away clues and too big for most insects so what might these be?


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Pilsbury

Link to pic not working
Ty Gwyn

Works for me,but no idea what they are.
buzzy

I think they may not be eggs at all, but cells from the early stages of a wasp's nest. Can you give more info on geographical location?

Henry
dpack

i would think largish insect queen building a nest with brood chambers but i dont know what sort it doesnt look like any i have seen that i know were wasp .

wasp or hornet are my best guess ,most wasp nests i have found in roof voids have been huge, scarey and quite active until the "treatment"

i hate finding im sharing a tight space with an angry colony,i jumped off a roof once while i was demolishing an extension as i reckoned an 18 ft drop into a flower bed was better than apologising for surprising them. Rolling Eyes
Mistress Rose

Are they papery or made of wax? If they are papery, I would suspect wasp, if wax, although an unusual place to find them, could be bumble bee. Doesn't look as if the colony really got established if that is all of them.
LynneA

looks bee-like to me

do they smell of anything?
buzzy

Are they papery or made of wax? If they are papery, I would suspect wasp, if wax, although an unusual place to find them, could be bumble bee. Doesn't look as if the colony really got established if that is all of them.


If waxy, then I suppose Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) is a possibility.

Henry
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