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egg cluster on a scallion

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 19:50

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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RE: egg cluster on a scallion

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.

RE: egg cluster on a scallion

Thanks planatus.

RE: egg cluster on a scallion

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.

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