Newly laid egg cluster
Closeup of eggs
An old group of empty egg shells
Closeup of new egg (left) and an empty old egg shell (right)
Egg cluster that has been destroyed by a tiny wasp parasitoid Oencyrtus sp.
The tiny adult wasp lays its eggs inside the Ogyris butterfly egg, and the ensuing wasp larvae eat the contents of the egg. They pupate inside the egg and the resultant wasps emerge by cutting a hole through the side of the Ogyris egg, and not through the top where the butterfly larva would normally have emerged.