name that pest
I was doing a visual inspection of my wee seedlings in preparation of transplanting this weekend, they are outside. I found a cluster of teeny tiny orange eggs smaller than sesame seeds but not small as poppy seeds. And they were really shiny, kinda reminded me of the pics I've seen of red caviar. Camera battery was dead, I didn't get a pic :/
There was about 8 of them lined up in a single layer with an ant hovering over them. They were also pretty durable. First, I tried to hose 'em off, no dice. Tried a slightly more forceful blast of water but they were sticky & not budging.
I ended up using a spray mixture of a drop or 2 of dishsoap & a drop of veg oil & hit it with a thin stream from a spray bottle. That finally dislodged them and it was only one leaf these things were hiding under.
Any ideas what they could be?