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Is this an insect egg?

This is a discussion on Is this an insect egg? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've seen a few of these on my Rhynchostylis gigantea a month ago and removed ...

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    I've seen a few of these on my Rhynchostylis gigantea a month ago and removed them. Today I found one on my Brassavola nodosa. I've only seen them singly out in the open on a leaf, never in clumps. I also haven't seen any insects, besides very small snails.

    Can anybody identify the culprit? Should I take a specific action?

    Thanks for your help! Raj
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    Quick followup: the egg is about the size of a ball point pen tip. Also, I haven't noticed any leaves being eaten.

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    Does look like an egg but as for what kind of insect can't say. There are a number of different species -- both beneficials and pests -- that lay single eggs. Though if memory serves well, the predatory beneficials are most likely to lay eggs singly. (Prevents hatchlings from eating each other or eating any unhatched eggs.)

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