Insect eggs

Insects lay eggs of all shapes and sizes

From microscopic wasp eggs, to beetle eggs the size of a blueberry, and everything in between

Want to explore egg diversity? Check out the plot below
Check out our preprint article that describes how this database was made

Eggs are arranged by their size and shape
Wide, flat eggs are on the left, and long, skinny eggs are on the right
Hover over a point to see the source, and for larger points you can see an example image
And try clicking the axes labels or color options to compare other egg features
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Try untransforming the data to visualize eggs at different scales
This visualization was authored by Samuel H. Church and Milo S. Johnson, data collected in collaboration with Seth Donoughe, Bruno A. S. de Medeiros, and Cassandra G. Extavour.