|Had to Use The Herbal Husband's Camera for a Better Shot!|
The rain has started to fall here. We may have up to 2" by tomorrow! It has been a beautiful year in the herb garden. Hope you are having a great day. Talk to you later.I'm fairly certain they are the cocoons of a parasitic wasp. You can see how the tops have been chewed open so the adult wasps could emerge. My guess is that there was once an insect on the leaf that was parasitized by the female wasp (probably a caterpillar of some sort) and just stayed on the leaf as the wasp larvae consumed its body. The body eventually disintegrated, leaving only the pupating wasp larvae behind. Cool find.