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insect on plum tree

Posted by AdamsFamily9 none (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 15:04

Does anyone know what this is? I found it on my plum tree. It has a unique web/egg laying strategy. There are little weblike things hanging down from the branch with a white balloon-type structure on each end. Thanks!


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OK. So, I did a little more research and answered my own question. They are green lacewing eggs. Unfortunately, I removed them from the tree, but I think they might have hatched. I have a tendency to grow "bugs", not plants and to kill anything beneficial. I unknowingly destroyed a bunch of ladybug eggs a few years ago. Learned my lesson! Leave the neon green eggs alone! Anyway, thanks!


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I thought ladybug eggs were yellow .... ?


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Hopefully, you're research led you to some illustrations of what the lacewing larvae look like so that you don't kill them.


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Lacewing larvae look like little alligators, or in the case of the "Trash Bug" (Brown Lacewing larvae) a little cigarette ash that walks.


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Jellytoast - you're probably right. It's been a few years since I annihilated them. All I know is I don't squish eggs anymore. I just remove funny looking green lacewing egg sacs. :~ Now I know that one, too.

Leafhead - I have never seen a brown lacewing larvae. Those are funny looking!

Thanks!


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