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We found a larva on a leaf - tried feeding with green fly, it loved 'em! It eventually pupated and emerged as a Marmalade.
Now we are not entomologists, just keen photographers, and have a nice collection of the life history of our marmalade up to its release into the garden.
With a Canon 65mm macro lens, the photos are very detailed - but the newly emerged adult appears to have eggs scattered through its translucent abdomen.
Is that really what they are? Little white dots in clumps....
The eggs inside of gravid females can be quite easy to see as in the female M.scalare, P. manicatus and E. balteatus below.
I'll ask Roger Morris to take a look at that image. I'm not sure if they "hatch" already with eggs. Possible that they are the eggs of a parasite of course.
I'll just quote Rogers response.
""""I rather think what is visible is more likely to be fat bodies given their distribution.
Females generally need a meal of pollen to aid egg production - good source of protein - a bit like mossies needing a blood meal. """"""