cabbage worm eggs vs. ladybug eggs

jessjamesonMay 23, 2014

Help! Both are little football shaped eggs on the underside of plants. I have a lot of both bugs! I just bought some BT so hopefully I will be ridding my garden of this worm problem soon but I have harvested some swiss chard leaves with a cluster of yellow football shaped eggs on the bottom. I have googled images of both and they seem identical. I kept the leaf with eggs in a jar so either way I guess I will know in 4 days. lol

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Take pics both now and then if you can and post so we can see too.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 10:29PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

They aren't identical if you look at them very closely. Your lady bug eggs should be smooth in appearance. Your cabbage worm eggs should have little ridges. You may need a magnifying glass to help you see the ridges. I'll find and link an image of a cabbage worm egg that has been magnified to show the ridges.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cabbage Worm Eggs

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 10:48PM
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