Subject: What’s this egg on my woody plant
Geographic location of the bug: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Time: 07:32 AM PDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Bugman,
Harvest time is fast approaching, and I am inspecting my colas for dreaded Budworms, and I have learned to recognize their eggs, but I noticed a few different eggs I would like identified. They are on a stalk.
Thanks for your time.
How you want your letter signed: Constant Gardener
Dear Constant Gardener,
We suspect we will get a few comments from our readers regarding the content of your image, but the stalked egg in the lower left corner was laid by a Green Lacewing. Green Lacewings are predators, and their larvae are commonly called Aphid Wolves.
Mel Frank Comments
Yes, they are all over my plants, every year. It’s one of the reasons I have had only very minor insect infestations and is a main reason I don’t use insecticides–I don’t want to kill the biological helpers.