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Subject: Unidentified pinkish insect eggs. Help!
Location: Bangalore, India.
October 7, 2014 9:20 pm
I was at a friend’s house, photographing parakeets, when I found these eggs stuck on the leaf of a banana plant. They looked really pretty, with the red dot in the middle and the lines radiating from it. None of the people we asked seemed to be able to identify what insect these eggs belonged to. Could you help us out here?
The picture was taken on October 1st, at 11 am. The weather around here is rainy right now.
Thank you! :)
Signature: Mollika M.

Banana Skipper Eggs

Banana Skipper Eggs

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Please understand that we have a very small staff that does this as a labor of love. We cannot answer all submissions (not by a long shot). But we’ll do the best we can!

Hello,
Thank you for the response. I did a bit of searching myself, and I have figured out where the eggs came from. They belong to a Banana Skipper Butterfly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erionota_thrax). The species is very common around here, so it checks out.

Thanks for letting us know.  Eggs can be very difficult to identify, and knowing the plant upon which the eggs are found is a great help.  We did find an image of Banana Skipper eggs on Hawaii Plant Disease.

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Subject: Beetle on a bamboo plant
Location: Singapore
September 1, 2014 6:23 am
I’ve been visited by these beetles around August. Three years ago, I snapped a photo of them mating. Just the other day, I took a picture of one laying eggs.
Could you tell me more about them?
Signature: Lee Yew Moon

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Lee Yew Moon,
These are not beetles.  These look like Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae to us, but we cannot provide a species name for you.  We did find a very similar looking Leaf Footed Bug from Singapore on AllExperts.

Leaf Footed Bug laying Eggs

Leaf Footed Bug laying Eggs

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Subject: what’s laying these eggs??
Location: North Arkansas
August 29, 2014 5:59 pm
I have these clusters of tiny white eggs all over the window/house eaves, gutters, and the patio support beams. There are other clusters around those same areas that look ‘hatched’ – they appear opened & a little more ashy gray/brown in color. What’s leaving these?? Someone sent me a picture that said it’s fly eggs, but I can’t find anything else to back that up…however, we have a million house flies currently. :(
Signature: Thanks!

Moth Eggs

Moth Eggs

We believe these are Moth Eggs, either Tiger Moth Eggs from the subfamily Arctiinae, or Giant Silkmoths from the family Saturniidae.

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Subject: Eggs on our screen doors
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
August 27, 2014 11:28 am
Greetings bug people. We have something that lays eggs on our screens every summer. Can you help identify?
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Moth Eggs

Moth Eggs

Do you keep a light on at night near this screen?  These look like Moth Eggs, and if you look carefully in the lower left corner, there is a tiny, recently hatched caterpillar.We will attempt to identify the eggs, but we are guessing a member of the family Saturniidae or the subfamily Arctiinae.  Both possibilities we mentioned are groups with many large and colorful species, and we would imagine that if you find the eggs every summer, you must also have seen the adult moths before as well.

Newly hatched Caterpllar

Newly hatched Caterpllar

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Subject: golden eggs
Location: barnwell, sc, usa
August 10, 2014 2:43 pm
Was curious as to what these might grow up to be? The seem to be iridescent. Found them on a clothes pin.
Signature: heather

Probably Coreid Bug Eggs

Probably Coreid Bug Eggs

Dear Heather,
We found a matching image on BugGuide to your golden eggs, and they are only identified to the family level of Coreidae, the Leaf Footed Bug family.

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Subject: Egg Mass on Window
Location: Denver, Colorado
July 17, 2014 6:33 am
Good morning,
This morning I discovered an egg mass on the outside of one of our windows. Wondering what it might be? The closest I found was the Colorado Potato Beetle, but the eggs don’t look quite right. The mass is probably the size of a couple of quarters. The eggs are very small – pencil tip diameter, perhaps.
Signature: The Greens

Moth Eggs

Moth Eggs

Dear Greens,
These are Moth Eggs, most likely those of a Tiger Moth or those of a Giant Silkmoth.  The links that we provided are not necessarily species found in Colorado, but rather they are used as examples from the respective families.

Thanks!  We’re experiencing a Miller Moth invasion!!  Maybe that’s it…  Thanks!!

We do not believe these are Miller Moth eggs.

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