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I first noticed them along my garlic stalks - they're attached in a lovely, straight line, and attached by a tiny (but apparently strong enough to stand straight out horizontally while holding the egg) strand similar looking to a spider web strand.  The eggs are white, very tiny, smaller than a pin head - about the size of that hyphen on my screen, maybe...

 

Now I've spotted them on tomato leaves, too... what are these, and do I want them?!  lol  I released ladybugs on Friday night and last night but have yet to see their effect on my aphids...

 

I'll see if I can get a photo up! :)


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ooooh, I tweaked my google search and found photos of eggs that look similar to mine - I'm really hoping they're lacewings!  that would help my aphid problem, I think!?  and I suppose my aphid problem would be why a lacewing mama would lay her eggs on my plants... lol


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Ooh, I'd like to see a picture.


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  I released ladybugs on Friday night and last night but have yet to see their effect on my aphids...

 

Ladybug larva are the really voracious aphid eaters, compared to the adults.  They look like dull black and red alligator-bugs.  If you've released adults, it might be a while before you see any significant aphid reduction.  For the most part I find that if you have aphids They (ladybugs, lacewings) will come.

     I hope your eggs are lacewings.  What fun to watch and see!
 

 


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