Identifying Insect Eggs?

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Identifying insect eggs, whether in your home or garden, can help you decide whether they are harmful or beneficial. This is a page about identifying insect eggs.
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Yesterday I saw about 30 of these on the railing of my wood deck. At first I thought they were ants carrying crumbs, but after looking closer I only see a small black dot on the bottom. They seemed to be wiggling some. Today I found even more on the back deck and some on my wood front railing. I am not sure what they are or where they came from!

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June 3, 20201 found this helpful
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These are called Hypoaspis Mites- Wood Mites. They are not dangerous to people, but they love damp, moist, often older wood.

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Here is some history- www.hunker.com/.../how-to-get-rid-of-wood-mites

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June 4, 20201 found this helpful
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I ended up emailing an entomologist that was listed and he thinks they are small bagworms. That makes sense because after doing some research it looks like the neighbors behind us have bagworms in their tree. Thanks for all your help!

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June 4, 20201 found this helpful
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These are wood mites and they love to live on damp wood. If you've had a lot of rain lately and the wood is or stays damp you can attract these bugs and they are a pain. They do not hurt the wood but they are hard to get rid of and I would suggest that you do this because when they hatch you'll have tons of mites all over your home and yard and then it is a mess to get rid of them.

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January 19, 2020

I came home to my Florida wonder house and found this on the floor not near anything else. Any ideas?

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January 20, 20200 found this helpful
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These are not eggs from any insect. This is wood from a termite eating your home.

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You need to get it sprayed right away in order to save the wood in your home.

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January 27, 20200 found this helpful
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This looks like Frass from termites...the termites chew the wood and leave behind this type of crumbly mess of sawdust and termite excrement. You should get an exterminator ASAP !!!! Good luck.

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Can anyone confirm if this is a brown banded roach egg case? It was at my sister's on the sill by her AC unit that is rarely used. It's just under 1/8th of an inch and as you can see by the photo appears to look identical to photos of those egg cases online, albeit a bit smaller.

If it is not one can you hazard a guess what it may be?

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Thank you all for your help!

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September 16, 2017

Can you please tell me what type of insect eggs these are? I found them in the corners of my office kitchen. They are behind boxes and cardboard. I also found them in-between the broom bristles and along the edge of the wall. There are quite a few of them.
If you could please provide me some tips on how to avoid getting these eggs or killing off the main insect would be helpful.

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September 16, 20172 found this helpful
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To identify an egg is not that easy. However, there is a way to find out what the insect egg is.

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Step 1
Take the eggs that you have gathered and put them in a plastic bag.

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Go to a pet exterminator company and show them the eggs.

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They will help you identify the eggs and the insect.

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Find out if you can take care of this at home on your own.

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You might need a professional to come in to spray for the insect and the eggs.

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July 28, 2020

What kind of eggs would these be? They are on a tree. All I can find is maybe lady bugs? Can you help?

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June 22, 2020

These egg clusters are all over the outside of my house. Any idea what they are?

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These eggs were found on the pantry wall in my camper. Anybody know what they are and if I should be worried?

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May 23, 20200 found this helpful
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I believe your picture is of a Triangulate Cobweb Spider Egg Sac. These are common spiders; more info at spideridentifications.com/triangulate-cobweb.html

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May 24, 20200 found this helpful
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These are larva eggs either from a moth or spider that has gotten in your camper. My bet is a moth that has laid the eggs in your camper.

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Anyone know what these are or what insect/pest/critter it belongs to? I find them in the door cracks and on the floor below.

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I live in Florida and they are sand like in appearance. Thank you guys!!

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June 15, 2020

What is this egg nest? I found it in the garden.

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June 16, 20200 found this helpful
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The nest does not look like a termine nest it looks more like a nest of a bone house wasp. I have seen wasps nest around here and this one looks like one of them. I would call a person to get it removed from your home. If you care not careful they can escape and when they sting it really hurts. You can also burn the nest to kill them on the inside.

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June 10, 2020

I found them on a leaf of my pepper plant. They are very very small and they came up all together (none separated) when I peeled it off the leaf.

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June 10, 20200 found this helpful
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They look like Aphid eggs- They are destructive to your outdoor gardens - Here is more info about them- influentialpoints.com/.../aphid-eggs_biology_morphology.htm

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June 11, 20200 found this helpful
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These look very similar to white fly eggs or ahpid eggs that are found on plants. I would take some mild detergent mixed with water and spray the leaves of your plants. When you spray this needs to be done in several steps. You spay on Monday then wait until Wed or Thrusday to spray again. Then do it once a week until they are gone and you don't see any more of them.

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I found these on my tomato plant, any idea what kind of eggs they are?

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May 30, 20200 found this helpful
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It sounds like you could be dealing with stinkbugs, aphids, or tomato hornworms. All these seem to leave yellowish egg clusters on the undersides of leaves.

Constant vigilance and picking the eggs off is one solution.

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May 31, 20200 found this helpful
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Yes, they are tomato worms. I have to go through the garden every couple of days & pick them off. You have to squish them, too, so I wear garden gloves.

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January 4, 2020

Does anyone know what type of egg this is? That's my index finger as a size reference. It is flat now, and it feels a little bit like a spider's web.

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January 5, 20200 found this helpful
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It looks like a dead silverfish.

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These look like eggs. They're smaller than a pinhead and I constantly see them on the underside of our umbrella. Sometimes I'll find them on the side of the house after a day or two they turn black, but they start out yellow. Any idea what they are?

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April 30, 2020

What kind of egg is this? I live in Maine.

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May 1, 20200 found this helpful
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Good picture. Butterfly eggs can be interesting to watch over a period of time. Please leave them alone if at all possible.

This was fascinating to me as I live in Florida and have only seen small patches of eggs before.
Here are pictures of butterfly eggs and doing research some time back I found out they are in different colors according to the species.

www.google.com/search?q=butterfly+eggs&client=firefox...

If you're interested and wish to know how they evolve this link explains everything.

sciencing.com/butterfly-eggs-7230489.html

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