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Subject: Mystery eggs
Location: Alton, Illinois, USA
May 28, 2017 1:12 pm
I was wandering around my yard with my tortoise when I discovered a tiny dying leaf with tiny eggs on it. I am totally clueless and need help identifying!
Signature: Sarah D

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs

Dear Sarah,
We are quite certain these are Stink Bug eggs, and after comparing them to this BugGuide image, we are fairly certain they are Brown Marmorated Stink Bug,
Halymorpha halys, eggs.  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an Invasive Exotic Species and according to BugGuide:  “Native to E. Asia, adventive elsewhere(2); in our area, mostly e US and West Coast states.”  First collected in Pennsylvania in 1998, in just a few years, this noxious species has spread from coast to coast according to BugGuide data.  In addition to doing major agricultural damage, according to BugGuide:  “Highly polyphagous, reported on ~300 plant spp. in its native range; feeds mostly on fruit, but also on leaves, stems, petioles, flowers, and seeds. Damage typically confined to fruiting structures,” the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a source of consternation to homemakers because they frequently enter homes in large numbers to hibernate when the weather begins to cool.

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Subject: Possible bug larvae?
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
April 6, 2017 6:26 pm
We came across these little ovals on the branches of our little outside blueberry bush. They didn’t move and were difficult to pick off. They appear to be some sort of larvae, but we’re not sure.
Signature: Sara

Katydid Eggs

Dear Sara,
These are the eggs of a Katydid.  Though Katydids eat leaves, in our opinion, they do not do enough damage to be of concern.  Since adult Katydids are among nature’s most audible musicians, we enjoy having these generally green, Grasshopper-like insects in our garden.

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Subject: Wierd eggs
Location: Broomfield CO
April 2, 2017 10:44 am
Woke up to these on the railing of my deck and I’m worried they could be something bad and I have a two year old please help me figure out what they are I don’t want to hurt them if they aren’t going to hurt me
Signature: Heather

Katydid Eggs

Dear Heather,
These sure look like Katydid Eggs to us.  Katydids are quite harmless.

Thank you very much I will leave them alone to hatch!

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Subject: Chrysalis?
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania
March 25, 2017 9:16 am
We found this on a knock out rose bush, that came with a home we just bought. We did find evidence of rose cane borers, but this doesn’t appear to be related. Did some searching for chrysalis and cocoons online, but they all see so much prettier than this.
Signature: Scott

Mantis Ootheca

Dear Scott,
This is the ootheca or egg case of a Preying Mantis.  When the weather warms, several hundred hatchlings should emerge.  Mantids are predators that will help keep unwanted insects from your plants without the use of pesticides.

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Subject: Many small white eggs on Mission Manzanita
Location: Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Hello! There are a few hundred tiny eggs on a leaf of a small mission manzanita (Zylococcus bicolor) in coastal Los Angeles, residential yard.
Spotted March 10, 2017. What could they be? Thank you!
Signature: Annelisa

Moth Eggs

Dear Annelisa,
We believe these are Moth Eggs, possibly Tiger Moth Eggs from the subfamily Arctiinae.  BugGuide has images of a Tiger Moth Caterpillar on manzanita, but the species is only found as far west as Arizona.  Perhaps a related species of Tiger Moth laid eggs on your manzanita.  The eggs might also be from a moth in the family Saturniidae.  According to Butterflies and Moths of North America, the Ceanothus Silkmoth uses manzanita as a food plant and the habitat of the moth is listed as “A wide variety of habitats including coastal areas, chaparral, and conifer forests.”  The color of the Ceanothus Silkmoth eggs pictured on the Mendonoma Sightings site are brown, now white.  Though we cannot provide a definitive species or even family, we will stick with Moth Eggs.

Thank you! We are just starting our native garden so are thrilled to already be creating habitat for wildlife. In the last few days the eggs have changed from white to beige. I’ll look forward to seeing what happens next.

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Subject: anisota virgeniensis eggs
Location: winter park, fl
March 9, 2017 5:11 pm
I found a group of eggs outside on the floor which are from the Anisota virgeniensis family. what should I do with them? what do they feed on? how long do they take to hatch? I’m trying to figure out what tree to put them on, what leaves..
Signature: Natasha

Oakworm Eggs

Dear Natasha,
We are impressed that you were able to identify these eggs and puzzled why you did not know the answer to some of your questions once you had an identity.  Your eggs do indeed look like the eggs of a Pink-Striped Oakworm,
Anisota virginiensis, based on this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of oak.”  We suspect the eggs will likely hatch when new growth is sprouting on the oaks.

I had put them on an oak tree, but I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing because I would’ve been upset if I didn’t. I tend to overthink things and I like to be re-assured of an answer. Thank you for your response.

We are tagging your posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

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