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6Eggs of Paragordius obamai from Kenya.
4 Female (brown) Chordodes sp. from Kenya laying eggs (white) on a stick.
1Once finished with her work of art, the Chordodes female leaves the eggs behind.  More well developed eggs turn darker in color.
2Egg strings of Gordius robustus.  The female  of this species does not  glue her egg strings to a stick, but rather drops them loosely into the water.
3 Egg strings of Gordius attoni.  
5 Egg strings of Paragordius varius.

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Updated: July 2015