shubby
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EggPlant insect egg or something

There is this egg(or something else) on my egg plant, it just showed up recently and i've seen a couple of them. But like what ever layed it only layed one at a spot its pretty big as well. That why i start thinking it could be a cocoons of some insect. I did take a photo of it. here is the link of what the egg/cocoon look likes: [url]https://tinypic.com/r/ejsxsp/5[/url]

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Re: EggPlant insect egg or something

shubby wrote:There is this egg(or something else) on my egg plant, it just showed up recently and i've seen a couple of them. But like what ever layed it only layed one at a spot its pretty big as well. That why i start thinking it could be a cocoons of some insect. I did take a photo of it. here is the link of what the egg/cocoon look likes: [url]https://tinypic.com/r/ejsxsp/5[/url]
It definitely looks more like a coccoon than an egg. I'd leave it, myself.

Might be one of these, or an Australian cousin, since this is from the UK:
https://tristram.squarespace.com/home/2009/9/3/black-and-white-pupa.html If it's a Ichnemon wasp, they're beneficials.

You could transfer it to a jar and see what comes out. Just be sure to put a piece of damp sponge or something in there, to maintain decent humidity. Rubberband a piece of something over the top so it breathes ok too. And keep it out of direct sunlight, so it doesn't fry!

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