Egg ID

Asked June 24, 2017, 11:01 AM EDT

I'm finding these eggs on my kale Do braconid wasps lay their eggs on foliage? Or these something I should dispose of? If they are braconid wasp eggs should I place them back on the garden soil? Thx

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1 Response

These are the cocoons, not the eggs, of one of the braconids wasps. You may be more familiar with the cocoons often seen on a tomato hornworm: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/braconidsichneumonoid-wasps If you looked under that pile of cocoons, you might be able to distinguish the remnants of a caterpillar such as the cabbage worm, which was parasitized.

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