black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)September 5, 2012

My Atlantic Giant pumpkin plants are fading fast, and I just was looking at the leaves. A couple of them had a whole bunch of black disc shaped eggs on thin stalks. They were not in clusters, but spread all over, some with 2 or 3 eggs on a stalk. Bigger than squash bug eggs, a little over 1/16 inch in diameter, but quite thin. I can post a picture later, but does anyone know what kinds of eggs these might be?

Alex

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bggrows(6a/6b)

Sounds like Squash Vine Borer eggs except they are more brown than black. Lots of info if you put it in search.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 7:14PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Picture, please.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 11:01PM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

OK, here are a couple pictures

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 10:43AM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

Another one

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 10:44AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Not insect eggs at all but the spore packets from an artillery fungus or a bird's nest fungus.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 1:01PM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

Thanks for the ID, rhizo. No wonder I couldn't find a match on google searching for insect eggs! I didn't know the spore packets would be attached by stalks like that.

Alex

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 4:44PM
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