Subject: Eggs on Fennel Leaf
Location: Atlanta, GA
July 8, 2012 5:17 pm
These egss were deposited a couple of days ago on a bronze fennel leaf. They are small, about the size of a pin head. Hoping you can help identify. Thanks!
Signature: Amy R
Eggs can be very difficult to identify, and though this formation seems distinctive, it does not look familiar to us. Our best guess is that perhaps they are either a moth or a type of True Bug. We will continue to research this.
As an update, I’ve attached a picture of some of the hatchlings. Some kind of looper? The picture was taken, today, 07/11/2012.
It seems our first guess, Moth Eggs, was correct. Also, judging by the way the caterpillars move, they are the hatchlings of a Geometrid Moth, often called Inchworms or Spanworms. We will see if we can determine what species feeds on fennel.