Gardening Know How Questions & Answers - https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

insect eggs on pepper plant leaves

As I was moving my potted peppers into the morning sun today, I noticed a few new and different eggs near the tops. The peppers have had aphid problems off and on all year so far, so I’ve done things like release ladybugs and try to attract other beneficial insects. There are currently some ladybug eggs hatching, and in looking at the tiny little larvae explore, I noticed some little yellow eggs around the edges of some leaves. These eggs seem to be attached to the leaves similarly to the way a lacewing’s eggs would be attached. I did find what I think is a lacewing larvae today too, so are these actually lacewing eggs? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

Matt


1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "insect eggs on pepper plant leaves"

#1 Comment By Alisma On 09/15/2016 @ 3:53 pm

Very interesting photo. These do look similar to lacewing eggs, and I think you are probably right that that’s what they are. Not many insects have stalked eggs- one of the only other examples are the mantidflies, which lay eggs on short stalks like the ones in the picture, but those eggs are usually laid in large groups instead of just a few. So, it is probably a species of lacewing after all.


Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

URL to article: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/insect-eggs-on-the-leaves-of-my-pepper-plants/

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardeningknowhow
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardenknowhow - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/gardenknowhow/

Copyright © 2019 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.