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Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

Posted by terryr z5a IL (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 14:41

I was at my parents house late yesterday afternoon, wanting to get a picture of this caterpillar that we'd seen the day before on some of the swamp milkweed I had planted for them. Not a Monarch either. Of course the cat was gone, searching high and low for the thing turned up nothing. While looking though, I did discover this cluster of eggs on a Boltonia leaf. My mom wanted to pick the leaf off and take it to the extension office and ask what they were and I think I frightened her with my quick and somewhat loud..NO!!...lol...must not frighten our mothers...lol...

Does anyone know what these belong to? (I know I need a manicure!)

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RE: Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

Look like stinkbug eggs to me.


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RE: Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

Stinkbug? What are stinkbugs? Perhaps I should have let her take the leaf!


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RE: Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

Stink bug eggs look like little barrels.


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RE: Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

So these aren't stink bugs? I didn't think they looked like barrels, they look round and 2 of them are a pale orange color.


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RE: Another unknown cluster of eggs...lol..

I can't remember any Rhop species that use Boltonia as a LFP, but can't say for the Micro or smaller Macrolepidoptera families as I never spent much time doing life history work on them. Not much help.


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