Beneficials vs. pests - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Pam Larsen
Carlsborg, Wa
Question by quailjunctio
April 23, 2009
If I see eggs underneath a leaf, can I be fairly sure these are not the eggs of beneficials?


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Answer from NGA
April 23, 2009

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There's really no way to tell if the eggs are from beneficial or destructive insects until after they hatch. Even entomolgists would have a hard time making that determination. I usually pick off any leaves with egg masses because in my garden the destructives outweigh the beneficials!

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