Strange feathery object – ID needed! Help!
I hope you can help me with an identification. Pippin and I found this object on our back deck this afternoon. It was roughly 1cm by 1 cm, bilateral, light aquamarine. Sugar ants were trying to take it away. When I first found it it had these feathery appendages extending from each side of a central line. I tried to pick it up to move it for closer examination and it broke into pieces. Each piece is at most 5 mm long. I noticed that the dark ‘feet’ were slightly sticky and clung to my pencil tip. Does anyone have an idea what it may be?