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Unidentified Eggs On a Lily Plant?

Unidentified Eggs On a Lily Plant - tiny white eggs on plantAnyone know what laid these eggs on my outdoor lily plant? I live in Florida. If it's something beneficial, great. But if it's not, I'd like to know before they hatch! If you "stretch" the pic you can see them pretty clearly. I will appreciate anyone's help who may know. And if I should get rid of them will appreciate any good ideas how.

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June 3, 20180 found this helpful

Take them to a garden shop to have them identified. Perhaps they are butterfly eggs, or some other beneficial insect. Enjoy

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June 4, 20180 found this helpful

I sent the photos to 3 entomologists. So far one has answered - doesn't have any idea what they are. Sent photos to my Orkin guy too so will keep y'all posted if I get an answer!

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July 2, 20190 found this helpful

They're a type of moth/butterfly most the time their the green worms that will eat your plants

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June 3, 20180 found this helpful

They may be root maggots. Check out this link and hold the example up to the stem. They look like they are white with a black tip like these pests.

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If it isn't a match, I would scrape some off carefully with a disposable plastic knife (leave outside in the trash when done) into a clean glass jar with a tighly sealed lid and inmedately take them to a garden center to help identify them. You may want to put the jar in a sealed plastic bag before transporting. I would not want to risk them being free in a car. Ick!!

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June 4, 20180 found this helpful

DEFINITELY will seal anything I decide to carry them in - so far just waiting to get answers from 2 entomologists and my Orkin guy.

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June 4, 20180 found this helpful

Checked out the root maggot possibility, and I don't think there's a match. When I looked into them it says they lay eggs on or under the soil, and the plant shows signs of distress. These are on the stem and leaf, and the plant appears to be perfectly healthy.

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Will keep this group posted if / when I learn more. I'm leaning toward some kind of fly or moth right now. Thanks though!

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June 4, 20180 found this helpful

Let's know. Glad it isn't root maggots. They can be brutal to the plant.

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June 3, 20180 found this helpful

It could be a lily leaf beetle.

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful

Checked out lily leaf beetle eggs. Nothing like these but thank you!

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June 7, 20180 found this helpful

This is kinda strange looking as it appears to have a black tip.

  • I believe you should cut the leaf below the "eggs" and place the whole thing in a large gallon size zip lock baggie so you can carry it with you (safely).
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  • Get addresses of your local Agriculture Agency and your County Extension Office. Here are a couple of links to help you.
  • www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../what-is-extension-service.htm
  • npic.orst.edu/.../countyext.htm
  • You may also have a Master Gardener group in your area and they are many times very helpful with plant problems.
  • Any one of these offices should be able to help you but seeing the leaf will be the biggest help for them.
  • If you cannot locate an office in your area then take your leaf to your local Ace Hardware or True Value Hardware as they usually have more experienced people in their plant departments.
  • If you live anywhere near a university that has an agriculture department then that may be the best place to start.
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May 1, 20190 found this helpful

Look like white cabbage butterfly eggs.

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