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Insect and Spider Identification: What insect lay these eggs?

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LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

October 21, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9311461

These eggs have cropped up on a hibiscus. One to three eggs on several leaves. The egg is a little smaller than the head of a pin and seems to be attached by two little protuberances at opposite ends. I haven't yet seen a bug that seems related, although the plant did have a bad case of aphids on its buds. I cut them all off.

TIA
LAS

p.s. I originally posted this in Pests and Diseases. I was unaware of this forum until someone there suggested I post it here. I believe there's a sanction against double posting, but I think I made a mistake with the first posting.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 21, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9311488

The images are not clear enough to be certain, but these look more like dead aphids (maybe parasitized) than eggs...
LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

October 21, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9311661

Well, that would make sense, given the invasion of aphids I found on the buds.

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