Date: 10/17/20 10:36 am
From: Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...>
Subject: Re: Downy Woodpecker on Lanternfly Egg Mass
Thank you everyone!

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:59 PM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:

> Here's a resource with photos of lantern fly stages. I agree with Kurt,
> not lantern fly.
>
> https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/taxthumb.cfm?fam=1688&genus=
> <https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/taxthumb.cfm?fam=1688&genus=Lycorma>
> Lycorma
> <https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/taxthumb.cfm?fam=1688&genus=Lycorma>
>
> Jen Lee
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf
> of Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:24:20 PM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...> <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* Re: Downy Woodpecker on Lanternfly Egg Mass
>
> I think what you are looking at are Mud dauber nests (type of parasitic
> wasp).
>
> Kurt Engstrom
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Sat, Oct 17, 2020 11:45 am
> Subject: Downy Woodpecker on Lanternfly Egg Mass
>
> Hi everyone!
>
> I apologize in advance if you thought there would be an amazing picture of
> this event, but my skills at pulling my camera out quickly enough are
> sub-par at best and I couldn’t capture the moment.
>
> However, I am visiting my parents’ in Berks County and noticed a Downy
> Woodpecker clinging to the side of their brick house pecking away, and upon
> closer examination I realized it was going at this egg mass. I didn’t see
> any live insect movement, but can someone confirm that this is in fact a
> lanternfly egg mass? It’s my first time seeing one in person.
>
> I found this so fascinating because I know there was that lanternfly
> project that PSU was doing with tracking birds’ interactions, and I’m
> wondering if I’m able to make a submission without a photo of the actual
> interaction, and how I would go about that? I remember the emails but had
> deleted them all. Any guidance is greatly appreciated! I’ll try to monitor
> the area to see if the Downy comes back, but it flew off to a different
> yard after I noticed these happenings.
>
> Best,
> Madison
>
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>
> Madison Botch
> Pennsylvania State University
> <mab6328...>
>
>
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Madison Botch
Pennsylvania State University
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