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Herb Robert Seed - Geranium robertianum I was completely fooled by this seed. I thought it was either an egg sac or a lepidopteran pupa! The seeds are ejected up to 20 feet from the plant!<br />
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Habitat: Hanging from vegetation in a mesic, mixed forest<br />
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Habitat: Hanging from vegetation in a mesic, mixed forest<br />
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Herb Robert Seed - Geranium robertianum

I was completely fooled by this seed. I thought it was either an egg sac or a lepidopteran pupa! The seeds are ejected up to 20 feet from the plant!

Habitat: Hanging from vegetation in a mesic, mixed forest

Herb Robert Seed - Geranium robertianum I was completely fooled by this seed. I thought it was either an egg sac or a lepidopteran pupa!  The seeds are ejected up to 20 feet from the plant!<br />
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Habitat: Hanging from vegetation in a mesic, mixed forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107210/its_a_mystery_--_lepidopteran_pupa.html Geotagged,Geranium robertianum,Herb Robert,Summer,United States

    comments (2)

  1. Awesome launch mechanism, that white thread must be quite sticky? Posted 8 days ago
    1. It is sticky. I thought it was some kind of pupal or spider silk ;P. Derp. Posted 8 days ago

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''Geranium robertianum'', commonly known as Herb Robert, Red Robin, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove's Foot, Crow's Foot, or Robert Geranium, is a common species of cranesbill in Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa.

Similar species: Geraniales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 13, 2021. Captured Jun 21, 2020 20:21 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm