egg cluster on a scallion

catherinet(5 IN)September 3, 2013

I posted this on the veggie forum, before I found out there was an allium forum, so I'm posted it here too..
I found this on one of my scallion leaves/stem. Any idea what it is?

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planatus(6)

I think that is a cluster of pupae of onion root maggots. I would put the leaf in a jar and keep it in the shade. Hairy little flies will emerge within a week. Then put the jar in the sun to kill them.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 8:31AM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks planatus.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 9:26AM
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planatus(6)

It's a good image! Today I plan to scout my scallions and leeks to see if I can find somethings similar. The scallions in particular are not looking so hot, and I had a lot of root maggots in my red shallots this year.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 7:22AM
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