Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Eggs in Strange Places

I find insects in strange places sometimes. For example, I was out of town for one of several family emergencies this summer and left my bike chained to the tree in my front yard while I was gone. I was about to lock my bike to a bike rack on campus after I got back when I saw these attached to my front wheel:

lacewing eggs on bike

Lacewing eggs on bike spoke

Lacewing eggs! Apparently a female lacewing had decided the spoke of the front wheel of my abandoned bike was a great place for her children to be born.  Good thing they all hatched before I started riding my bike again!

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