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This is a discussion on What kind of eggs are these? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; These I found on my gongora this morning. Only on one leaf, the most perfect ...

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    Default What kind of eggs are these?

    These I found on my gongora this morning. Only on one leaf, the most perfect row of eggs that look like flower seeds. Light tan in color, about a two inch long row on the very edge of the leaf. Doesn't seem like anything is eating the leaves. Just a litte sun and wind damage.






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    Woah - I hope it's not a pest, because those look so neat! Perfect beading on the leaf, there. Can't wait to see what someone comes up with.

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    Spotted royal butterfly? maybe. Similar to many butterfly ova patterns on edge of leaf. Found this example - Tafuria maculata.

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    Butterfly laying eggs? I see it's found in Asia, I'm in Florida. I don't think that's it but Thanks for trying. I found your idea with a different spelling maybe I'm wrong.

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    I had those as well...they didn't do any damage

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    They have been I.D., they are from a small green grasshopper that I have been spraying for because its eating a hedge of mine. Called an angle-wing katydid, (GOOGLE) and yes grasshoppers do damage., that's what ate the new buds on my catt spike. They are all smashed now, that would have been a real invasion.

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    Thank god you found out so you can take precautions and stand guard. was just writing you a reply but have deleted it now, I was to late. Have had all my entomology books out from my university days to satisfy our curiosity and had a list of 11 species of grass hoppers suspects cross referenced with google to run by you especially with the HUGE list of invasives in Florida. Is there any native wildlife left? There was three times this in bfy and moths and a fair few more in other categories. That would have been a long investigation.

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    I noticed after hatching on a catt leaf...I never saw anything?

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    Thanks Opaline for your help, you really hung in there, cday you lucked out not having any problems, they almost destroyed my hedge overnight. They are nasty grasshoppers. CDay You've been reading my posts awhile and know how long I have been chasing grasshoppers. I just never saw their eggs before. I looking for them now. They better hop, hop, hop out of here.

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    I've been out looking all the plants over for them since seeing your post.

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