"The endeavor of each player is to insert his hook through the ribbon loop on one of the eggs and lift it out of the ring, doing this as quickly as possible and catching as many as he can." -Beard, 1906

Angling for Easter eggs

"The endeavor of each player is to insert his hook through the ribbon loop on one of the eggs and lift…

A budding apple, with the egg of a coddling moth.

Infested apple bud

A budding apple, with the egg of a coddling moth.

A bird just hatching from its egg with a butterfly flying near.

Baby Bird

A bird just hatching from its egg with a butterfly flying near.

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." —Davison, 1906

Bee Larva

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." —Davison, 1906

"The Colorado Beetle is a beetle first described by Thomas Say, in 1824, from specimens found by him near the Upper Missouri. The larva feeds greedily on the potato, and having attracted notice in Colorado for its ravages among the crops of that esculent in the territory, it moved eastward year by year, till in 1874 it had reached the Atlantic seaboard. It is popularly known as the potato bug."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Colorado Beetle Eggs

"The Colorado Beetle is a beetle first described by Thomas Say, in 1824, from specimens found by him…

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known as "wheeling its drowsy flight" during fine evenings. This it does in search of a patch of cow-dung, through which it makes its way until reaching the ground, where it bores a perpendicular tunnel about 8 inches deep, and as wide as a man's finger; then ascending to the surface it conveys a quantity of dung to the bottom, and on this it proceeds to deposit an egg; another layer of the same material and another egg follow until the entire shaft is filled." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Dung Beetle

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known…

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known as "wheeling its drowsy flight" during fine evenings. This it does in search of a patch of cow-dung, through which it makes its way until reaching the ground, where it bores a perpendicular tunnel about 8 inches deep, and as wide as a man's finger; then ascending to the surface it conveys a quantity of dung to the bottom, and on this it proceeds to deposit an egg; another layer of the same material and another egg follow until the entire shaft is filled." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Dung Beetle

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known…

This illustration shows the destructive pine-bark beetle: a, adult beetle, enlarged; b, adult, natural size; c, pupa, enlarged; d, larva, enlarged; e, young larva, enlarged; f, egg, enlarged; g, larva, natural size.

Pine Beetle Stages

This illustration shows the destructive pine-bark beetle: a, adult beetle, enlarged; b, adult, natural…

Also known as crioceris asparagi. A-Beetle; B-Egg; C-Newly hatched larva; D-Full-grown larva; E-Pupa

The Life Cycle of the Asparagus Beetle

Also known as crioceris asparagi. A-Beetle; B-Egg; C-Newly hatched larva; D-Full-grown larva; E-Pupa

"a Bessemer converter, which is an egg-shaped furnace built of wrought iron plates and lined with a thick layer of refractory material. The bottom is perforated with holes so that streams of air can be blown through the molten metal." -Brownlee 1907

Bessemer Converter

"a Bessemer converter, which is an egg-shaped furnace built of wrought iron plates and lined with a…

An illustration of a bird nest with an egg.

Bird Nest with an Egg

An illustration of a bird nest with an egg.

Vertical section of blastoderm of chick (1st day of incubation). S, epiblast consisting of short columnar cells; D, hypoblast, consisting of a single layer of flattened cells; M, formative cells." They are seen on the right of the figure, passing in between the epiblast and hypoblast to form the mesoblast; A, white yolk granules. Many of the large "formative cells" are seen containing these granules.

Blastoderm of a Chick

Vertical section of blastoderm of chick (1st day of incubation). S, epiblast consisting of short columnar…

Vertical section of area pellucida and area opaca (left extremity of figure) of blastoderm of a fresh laid egg (unincubated). Labels: S, superficial layer corresponding to epiblast; D, deeper layer, corresponding to hypoblast; and probably in part to mesoblast; M, large "formative cells," filled with yolk granules, and lying on the floor of the segmentation cavity; A, the white yolk immediately underlying the segmentation cavity.

Blastoderm of an Egg

Vertical section of area pellucida and area opaca (left extremity of figure) of blastoderm of a fresh…

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, egg

Monarch Butterfly

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, egg

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, larva

Monarch Butterfly

Metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly, larva

The side and top view of an egg from the Anisopteryx pometaria.

Canker Worm

The side and top view of an egg from the Anisopteryx pometaria.

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

Newly Hatched Chick

A newly hatched chick, with broken eggshell nearby.

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies of being exceptionally broody.

Silver Gray Dorking Cock

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies…

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers in laying and the standard by which the prolificacy of other breeds is judged."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Single-Comb White Leghorn Cock

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers…

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less eggs than the Leghorns, but their eggs are generally larger, and equal the output in bulk.

Black Minorca Cockerel

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less…

The Common Guillemot (<i>Uria troile</i>) is a member of the auk family. It breeds on all rocky coasts of the North Atlantic. The bill is long, straight, and strong, the wings and tail short. In spring, the upper surface of the body is brownish black, the under white, save for the dark throat; in winter, the throat becomes white or mottled. All guillemots lay a single pear-shaped on the ledge of a sea-cliff. They make no nest whatever, and large colonies brood in company.

Common Guillemot

The Common Guillemot (Uria troile) is a member of the auk family. It breeds on all rocky coasts of the…

1, Epyornis; 2, Ostrich; 3, Cassoway; 4, Wild Goose; 5, hen; 6, Pigeon; 7, Humming-bird; 8, Eagle; 9, Vulture; 10, Penguin; 11, Crocodile; 12, Python; 13, Fresh-water Tortoise; 14, Boa of St. Lucia; 15, Tortoise; 16, Ophidan; 17, Dog-fish; 18, Ray-fish. The figure in the background without a number represents the egg of the Moa (extinct).

Comparative view of the size of the eggs of different animals

1, Epyornis; 2, Ostrich; 3, Cassoway; 4, Wild Goose; 5, hen; 6, Pigeon; 7, Humming-bird; 8, Eagle; 9,…

"House Cricket (Gryllus domesticus): a, eggs; b, young just hatched; c, full-grown larva; d, pupa; e, perfect insect." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

House Cricket

"House Cricket (Gryllus domesticus): a, eggs; b, young just hatched; c, full-grown larva; d, pupa; e,…

An egg dropped in fresh and salt water to show the properties of density.

Egg Plunged in Fresh and Salt Water

An egg dropped in fresh and salt water to show the properties of density.

Cross-section of an egg, showing the different parts.

Cross-section of an egg

Cross-section of an egg, showing the different parts.

Diagram of fecundated egg. a, umbilical vesicle; b, amniotic cavity; c, allantois.

Fecundated Egg

Diagram of fecundated egg. a, umbilical vesicle; b, amniotic cavity; c, allantois.

Fecundated egg with allantois nearly complete. Labels: a, inner layer of amniotic fold; b, outer layer; c, point where the amniotic folds come in contact. The allantois is seen penetrating between the outer and inner layers of the amniotic folds.

Fecundated Egg

Fecundated egg with allantois nearly complete. Labels: a, inner layer of amniotic fold; b, outer layer;…

Impregnated egg, with commencement of formation of embryo; showing the area germinativa or embryonic spot, the area pellucida, and the primitive groove or trace.

Impregnated Egg

Impregnated egg, with commencement of formation of embryo; showing the area germinativa or embryonic…

"Shark's egg laid open to show the position of the young fish" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Shark's egg

"Shark's egg laid open to show the position of the young fish" — Goodrich, 1859

Four eggs.

Four Eggs

Four eggs.

Three eggs.

Three Eggs

Three eggs.

A line of toad eggs

Toad Eggs

A line of toad eggs

An illustration of a single fly larva.

Fly Larva

An illustration of a single fly larva.

"a, eggs of the Breeze-fly; b, the same magnified; c, larva, or bot; d, chrysalis; e, perfect insect; f, female depositing her eggs" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Breeze Fly

"a, eggs of the Breeze-fly; b, the same magnified; c, larva, or bot; d, chrysalis; e, perfect insect;…

"Crane-fly (Tipula oleracea): a, eggs; b, larva; c, pupa case as left by the insect, sticking out of the eath; d, perfect insect." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crane Fly

"Crane-fly (Tipula oleracea): a, eggs; b, larva; c, pupa case as left by the insect, sticking out of…

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. a, the worm beginning to protrude the oral apparatus." -Whitney, 1911

Gordian Worm

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. a, the worm beginning to protrude the oral…

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. b, the first circle of hooklets bordering the collar reflected, and protrusion of the second circle of hooklets and the style." -Whitney, 1911

Gordian Worm

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. b, the first circle of hooklets bordering…

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. c, complete protrusion of both circles of hooklets and the style." -Whitney, 1911

Gordian Worm

"The Young Variable Gordius, after escaping from the egg. c, complete protrusion of both circles of…

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Color

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Hamburgs are considered to be excellent egg producers. They are small in size and are capable of flight.

Pair of Silver-Spangled Hamburgs

Hamburgs are considered to be excellent egg producers. They are small in size and are capable of flight.

Found in America, Mexico and the West Indies, this species averages nine to ten inches in length and subsists mostly on a diet of insects.

Night Hawk

Found in America, Mexico and the West Indies, this species averages nine to ten inches in length and…

Andalusians are generally classified as "Mediterranean" chickens. They are relatively rare, and can produce up to 160 eggs per year.

Blue Andalusian Hen

Andalusians are generally classified as "Mediterranean" chickens. They are relatively rare, and can…

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

Topaz Hummingbird

A pair of topaz hummingbirds, with their nest and eggs.

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds

A picture depicting a multitude of hummingbirds.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses and all the king's…

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses and all the king's…

Illustrated are the four stages in an insects' life: egg, larva, pupa, imago. The insect pictured is the codlin moth.

Insect Life Stages

Illustrated are the four stages in an insects' life: egg, larva, pupa, imago. The insect pictured is…

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

Blue Jays

A group of blue jays attacking a nest and eating eggs.

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

Packaging company label

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

A locust laying eggs.

Locust laying eggs

A locust laying eggs.

"[From left to right:] Snail-shell and Egg, Ostrea and Spondylus, Carinaria, Vitreous Carinaria." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mollusca

"[From left to right:] Snail-shell and Egg, Ostrea and Spondylus, Carinaria, Vitreous Carinaria." —…

"Eggs of mosquitoes. A, Culex; B, Anopheles photographed on the water, natural size." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Mosquito Eggs

"Eggs of mosquitoes. A, Culex; B, Anopheles photographed on the water, natural size." —Davison,…

"Hickety, pickety, my black hen. She lays eggs for gentlemen."

My Black Hen

"Hickety, pickety, my black hen. She lays eggs for gentlemen."

"1 and 1, Egg and Larva of Iulus; 2, and 2, Iulus; 3, Polydesmus; 4, Glomeris; 5, Geophilus; 6, Lithobius; 7, Scutigera Longicornis" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Myriapoda

"1 and 1, Egg and Larva of Iulus; 2, and 2, Iulus; 3, Polydesmus; 4, Glomeris; 5, Geophilus; 6, Lithobius;…

A nest, containing four speckled eggs.

Nest

A nest, containing four speckled eggs.

A pair of golden orioles with their nest and eggs.

Golden Oriole

A pair of golden orioles with their nest and eggs.

"Section through ovary of a young Mammal. The eggs (o) are seen to be formed from the epithelium. c, connective tissue of ovary; e, epithelium; f, follicle of epithelial cells in which the ova ripen; o, ova in different stages of ripeness." &mdash; Galloway

Ovary

"Section through ovary of a young Mammal. The eggs (o) are seen to be formed from the epithelium. c,…