Eggs

Asked May 20, 2019, 3:22 PM EDT

Hello, Hope for some idea on these eggs. Look like squash bug eggs to me but they're so few. Have an idea? Thanks, Michele

Anne Arundel County Maryland

2 Responses

Hi- we think these are probably the eggs of a species of ladybird beetles- possibly either convergent ladybird beetle or Asian multicolored ladybird beetle.

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/predators-ladybird-beetles-ladybugs

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/BENEFICIAL/convergent_lady_beetle.html

The mated female lays eggs where prey (especially aphids) may be plentiful. These are helpful garden predators. Maybe you'll be able to see them hatch!

Jon

Well I like the sound of that!! Thank you.