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What lays these eggs on stalks?
Location: New Orleans, LA
April 1, 2012 5:34 pm
I find these clusters of eggs laid on stalks on the frame around my front door. I live in New Orleans (Westbank). These pictures taken 3/31/2012. I have never seen the egg-laying critter.
Signature: Carl

Lacewing Eggs

Hi Carl,
These are most likely Lacewing Eggs, though we would not rule out some other species of Neuropteran as a possibility.  Insects in the order Neuroptera often lay eggs on stalks.  The larvae of Lacewings are fierce predators known commonly as Aphid Wolves.  It is believed that they have adapted to laying eggs on stalks to help reduce the possibility that hatchling Aphid Wolves will devour one another upon hatching.  Green Lacewings are also called Goldeneyes.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Louisiana

2 Responses to Probably Lacewing Eggs

  1. cfravel says:

    Thanks! I have seen some Neuroptera/lacewings around here, so that’s probably it.

  2. ShelbyvilleDickenson@gmail.com says:

    Is it possible to have these on yo
    ur scalp? I am in Durango CO and have been trying to maintain my sanity with these clever creatures. My story is kind of a Morgellons disease type case although not quite…
    Who knows??? Help me please sombody and I will tell you what needs to be known.

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