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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: I never saw this larvae before..... could it be ladybug eggs

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 8, 2003
2:54 AM

Post #549281

I found it on the underside of a brugmansia leave. I hate to flush it if they are good but I fear they are evil!

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flowox
Newark, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2003
3:00 AM

Post #549285

how very strange...it'd be kinda cool if it were ladybugs, wouldn't it? I hope someone knows
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2003
3:05 AM

Post #549289

When tryng to identify ladybug eggs, look for tiny, yellow, oval-shaped eggs that are laid upright in small clusters of 10-50. You can often find them on the underside of leaves. Ladybug larvae are somewhat flattened and elongated. They are covered with tiny spines and have large, sickle-shaped jaws. They will be blue-black in color and covered with orange spots. When you find ladybug eggs, larvae, or adults, it is important to use selective pesticides--if at all--so that you will not destroy one of nature's best forms of natural pest control.

This was taken from this web page
http://www.backyardbird.com/ladybugs.html

Hope this helps.
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2003
3:08 AM

Post #549293

I'd say the eggs in your pic are not Ladybugs at all!
I'd get rid of 'em!!

Not saying I know for sure what you have there, but it kinda looks like the eggs that hatch out to be those tiny green worms. They get on my hibiscus all the time, and I'm thinking that pic looks a whole lot like the ones I've killed.
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2003
3:11 AM

Post #549298

Better yet check out this site. This will show you exactly what they look like.
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_diseases_pests_insects/article/0,,HGTV_3580_1385349,00.html

I couldn't help but go over and start a new thread in the General Diss, about this very same thing. Using the same link, I hope everyone learns what the good bugs look like :)

Sorry about soo many post here LOL

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