eggs on my tomato plant



eggs on my tomato plant

Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:42 pm

Could someone tell me what is laying these eggs on my tomato plant? Several weeks ago i found a hornworm, chewed it to almost nothing. Its growing back but i keep finding theses eggs!
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angelbaby5353
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Not hornworm eggs

Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:14 pm

Angel..

I'll have to look and see if i can find out what kinds of eggs those are.. but they're not hornworm eggs. The sphix moth or hummingbird moth as some people call it only lays one egg at a time. It may lay 20-30 eggs on different leaves of the plant.. but they'd be just one. I beleive the only color of em is either clear or greenish translucent coloring. But I'm beginning to think i may have some tan/brown ones on some of my tomato plants. I keep finding eggs on alot of my tomatoes too... and so far i've found two tiny hornworms. But whatever it is it's being laid at nite just like a shpinx moth would.. and it's laying single eggs in multiple branches.

Not wanting to take any chances, and not caring what they are i keep picking em off. But, if i find out they are the hornworm eggs i'll let ya know. So far as i know those would be clear or greenish though.

Since i probably should look up and see for sure what's laying eggs on my plants.. if i can i'll try and find what yours are too.

Dave
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Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:05 am

Thanks Dave,
I know they aren't horn worm eggs, I have picked a few of those off and you are right in the description of what they look like. I appreciate any answers you can find. I have searched myself but have come up with nothing.
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Eggs...

Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:59 pm

I tried looking at a few pics last nite on the internet. Thing is there's just so, so many possiblities that could be like your eggs.

Seems that is a common look for most of the insect egg clusters. I think i may have found the one that's mine though.. it looks just like the stink bug eggs i looked at pictures of. Now normally i would say that i've never had stink bugs at all.. but yesterday while harvesting some wildflower seeds i found a stink bug. So, it just might be those. I'm not gonna leave em on the plants to find out though. Whatever eggs i find on my plants are getting destroyed.. good or bad bugs they don't belong on my leaves.

If i do come across some real possibilites for yours when i look up other info i'll be sure and let ya know.

Dave
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Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:48 am

Thanks Dave,
In the mean time I will keep checking and if i find more I am putting them in a jar so I can see if they hatch.
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Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:06 am

That's what i would have tried to do. I didn't suggest it cause some people don't like bothering with it. But, i would think you'd at least get some kind of idea what they'll hatch into even if they die right away.

Could be interesting to see what ya got there.

Dave
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:02 am

I found eggs like that on the underside of my corn leaves and the only bugs I have issues with right now are armyworms, so I figured that was what they were...They look similar to what you have there.
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