Identifying bug eggs

telow(7a)May 12, 2012

I just came down from the garden and while I was there I stopped to look at my 2yr. old Santa Rosa plum tree. On one of the twigs I spotted an egg sack that was about 5/8 to3/4 inch long, about an 1/2 wide and a bronze color almost black. It looked solid like hardened glue. I don't know how to post a photo so, anyone got a guess?

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macmex

I have the same question, and I've been picking them off of MY Santa Rosa plum tree! Unfortunately, I picked them all off without thinking about taking a picture.

George
Tahlequah, OK

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 8:37PM
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telow(7a)

Well George, seems like we've got bugeggs heretofore never seen in the gardening world. Since no one has any idea whether these are good bugs or bad bugs I guess I will do like you did and destroy them.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 3:34PM
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mulberryknob

I found one on a cherry tree today. I destroyed it too, although reluctantly, not knowing what it was. Anyone out there know what this egg pod was?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 5:15PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Do they look like the attached photo of Eastern Tent Caterpillar egg sacks?

Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: Eastern Tent Caterpillar

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:46PM
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telow(7a)

At last.......thank you Susanlynne. I believe thats it.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 9:54AM
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mulberryknob

That looks like what I found too. So I don't need to feel guilty about destroying it.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 11:57AM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

You're welcome, Telow! I had read that they were beginning to show up, so quickly looked them up to ID their egg cases.

No feeling guilty about these guys, Dorothy, for sure!

Susan

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 8:38PM
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macmex

Here's hoping that trichogramma wasps help with tent caterpillars. I figured I should be destroying these, since I observed some twigs break off, right at the junction where the egg cases were laid.

We've had a regular plague of tent caterpillars and gypsy moths.

George

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 7:12AM
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