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Topic # 55426 4-Jan-2010 12:22
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Hey all,  I'm trying to identify some eggs that have been laid on my glass door.


I noticed them a few days ago - the eggs have a yellow outter rim and the middle is white (dispite the poor quality photo)


The eggs themselves are about 1mm in size and this morning they were surrounded by the black bugs


Can anyone shed some light on what these eggs might be?


Cheers!


 



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  Reply # 287296 5-Jan-2010 23:51
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Hi

They look like two-spotted spider mites.  They reproduce more rapidly in summer.  The adult females are black.

There are also predator mites that look a bit similar.  

 Crop Research have a useful guide.

See http://www.crop.cri.nz/home/products-services/publications/broadsheets/112-Mite.pdf

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  Reply # 287324 6-Jan-2010 08:09
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I wonder if they are predator mites.

It was also suggested that they could be ladybug eggs, but checking through egg pictures of ladybugs, these are definitely not ladybug eggs.



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  Reply # 287326 6-Jan-2010 08:25
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Further googling shows up pictures of eggs belonging to the Stink Bug / Green Bug varities - although the description of quantity and location for laying the eggs doesn't match what I have (Approximately 15 eggs per lot, laid on a glass door).

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