Eggs On My Green Beans

bettyd_z7_va(7)July 6, 2012

While picking green beans I found these eggs on one of the leaves.

Are they friend or foe?

Thanks,

Betty

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Those appear to be the eggs of one of the species of the leaf-footed bug, a fairly common garden pest. I'd suggest a "search and squish" party.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 11:07AM
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bettyd_z7_va(7)

Thanks rhizo 1. I've been off line until today.

I would love to see a picture of the bug itself. I threw the leaf with the eggs away.

I'll keep an eye out and destroy any more eggs I find.

Thanks again,
Betty

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 3:28PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

You should google it. They can get huge if you don't kill them. Their nymphs are orange with black legs. They really look like they have a piece of leaf stuck to part of their hind legs.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 9:22PM
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bettyd_z7_va(7)

Thanks Zachey. They look really strange!

I'm glad I destroyed those eggs!

Betty

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:33AM
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