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Subject: Small hanging pods
Location: Interior – Northern Wisconsin
April 15, 2015 12:40 pm
Found these small pods (the size of a deer ick) hanging from an interior door. Do you know what they are?
Signature: P. Menz

Lacewing Eggs

Lacewing Eggs

Dear P. Menz,
These are Lacewing EggsLacewings are beneficial predators and it is believed that the eggs have evolved to being laid on stalks to prevent the ravenous Aphid Lions or larval Lacewings from devouring one another when they hatch.

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Subject: Eggy Weggs
Location: Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
April 12, 2015 6:06 pm
I recently planted a Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick in my back yard. While watering it this evening my wife pointed out these seven white eggs and I was wondering if they will hatch into something that wants to eat my little tree. I am hoping it will turn out to be something carnivorous that would help eat all of the aphids in our yard instead. Please advise, Bugman.
Signature: Ethan Firestone

Katydid Eggs

Katydid Eggs

Dear Ethan,
It sounds like you love your garden very much, and any gardener knows that a lush garden provides habitat for many native species, including butterflies, birds and many other creatures.  A pesticide free garden provides much more diversity than one in which the caretaker uses chemicals to help control insect populations.  These are the eggs of a Katydid, and though Katydids will eat the leaves of plants, they are actually quite welcome in our own garden.  Katydids are sound producing insects that help contribute to the orchestra of night noises, and though they eat leaves, no permanent damage is done to the plants as they are solitary feeders that you are more likely to hear than to see as they are so well camouflaged.

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Subject: Aliens?
Location: Aurora, CO
April 7, 2015 2:43 pm
Found this on my bottle tree, so not on growing wood.
Signature: gesche

Mantis Oothecae

Mantis Oothecae

Dear gesche,
Each Mantis Ootheca should hatch into several hundred hungry baby Mantids.  We wonder if they are a native or an introduced species.  Introduced Mantids from Europe and China are larger and more aggressive than native Mantids and they may be responsible for dwindling numbers of native species.

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Subject: Ants
Location: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
March 6, 2015 8:58 pm
I am not sure that they’re ants. But at least that’s what my father said. They usually lay eggs on doorframes, windows, and clotheslines. It happens almost all the time, finding their eggs. So I’m curious, what are they? Are they dangerous? Thank you!

Immature Hemipterans

Immature Hemipterans

Dear Celine,
These are Hemipterans, True Bugs.  They are also immature nymphs.  The eggs look like Leaf Footed Bug eggs in the family Coreidae, and that is one Hemipteran family.  Our best guess is that they are immature Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae.

Probably Coreid Eggs

Probably Coreid Eggs

Signature: Celine A.

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Subject: Long Fine Webs + Egg clusters on trees. Los Angeles.
Location: Whittier, Los Angeles
February 22, 2015 12:09 pm
Hello,
I live in the Whittier area of Los Angeles. I’ve noticed long fine webs and occasional egg clusters on my deciduous trees branches, and a young bougainvillea. The bougainvillea was eaten down to the stems, not sure if related.
Webs span between branches, and are usually single strand. The webs can become come somewhat more complex in crook of branches or near buds. The small white eggs can be singles, but I have seen long clusters of 1 dozen or so. I never notice any insects present.
My trees are young, between 1-4 years old. Not sure if I should be concerned, or if I should treat. Don’t want to let it get out of hand if its dangerous to my trees. FYI – trees are various fruits, and several Mexican Redbud.
Any insight would be helpful. Thanks.
Signature: Erin

Web with Eggs

Web with Eggs

Hi Erin,
Webs are generally associated with spiders, but your web and eggs are not related to spiders.  Many caterpillars spin silk, but caterpillars do not lay eggs, so we don’t think this is related to a Moth.  We will post your images and continue to research your submission.

Web with Eggs

Web with Eggs

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Subject: Moth laying eggs
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
February 22, 2015 10:53 am
My friend sent me this interesting photo of a beautiful moth laying eggs on her car cover. I have tried Google and the only thing I can find close to it is the Leopard moth.. but I am confused because this moth has red.. and I can not find any moth that looks like this at all?
Signature: Tina

Eyed Tiger Moth laying Eggs

Eyed Tiger Moth laying Eggs

Dear Tina,
Your identification of a Giant Leopard Moth,
Hypercompe scribonia, is correct, and the species is also known as an Eyed Tiger Moth.  The reddish mark on the thorax is an area where the scales have worn away, revealing the exoskeleton.  Here is an image from BugGuide of an individual with a similar bare spot on the thorax.

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