what is this bug?
Location: Minneapolis NC
July 8, 2011 8:45 pm
Found this on my back window porch area, it looks like a fly with fly eggs, hope it can be identified. thanks, tklb2011
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Mysterious Things

Dear tklb2011,
We have no idea what these mysterious things are, but they do seem to resemble eggs.  Hopefully our readership may be able to contribute some information.

Eggs or Not???

Ed. Note: July 13, 2011
We received a comment from Jessi indicating that these might be Moth Eggs from the family Geometridae.

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5 Responses to Mysterious Things found in Windowsill might be Geometrid Moth Eggs

  1. Jessi says:

    I did a report on insect eggs for school a little while ago, and I know I’ve seen them before. I want to say moth eggs, but I won’t know for sure until I dig my report out.

  2. Jessi says:

    I managed to find my school report, and I DO have this exact egg included. I did many hours of research, and also interviewed a few experts at UC Berkeley, and they all agreed that it was a Lepidoptera egg. The exact species is hard to determine without seeing one of the parents actually lay the eggs though. I have “Possible Geometridae eggs” but that wasn’t suggested by any of the experts though, so I’m not sure where I got that tidbit from.

  3. Ellie says:

    I found this on good old bugguide.net…maybe this will help. I think its a parasitoid wasp, “Euplectrus”. It usually latches onto a host, which I cant tell from the picture if it is or not, but….the eggs are pretty much identical in every way I can make out.
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1540906
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1086185
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1825742

  4. Ellie says:

    I found this on good old bugguide.net…maybe this will help. I think its a parasitoid wasp, “Euplectrus”. It usually latches onto a host, which I cant tell from the picture if it is or not, but….the eggs are pretty much identical in every way I can make out.
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1540906
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1086185
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1825742

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