Subject: Eggs on deer netting
Location: Northeastern Massachusetts
September 18, 2013 2:04 pm
Many groups of eggs have been deposited on my deer netting this year. I’d like to know what kind of insect they are. For size reference, the netting is one-half inch per square.
I live in northeastern Massachusetts. Groups of eggs were deposited throughout this summer. The photo shows one group, but there are about a hundred groups over 30 feet of netting. The colors are various shades of beige to medium brown. Several groups have either hatched or been eaten. I have been using using deer netting for 4 years, but this is the first year for eggs.
We can’t say for certain what type of eggs these are, but our initial guess is Moth Eggs of some type. Perhaps one of our readers will have an idea.
More information: The deer netting with the egg clusters is in full sun. The netting that is in partial shade has no eggs. Thanks for your help!