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black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

Posted by alexander3 6 Pennsylvania (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 5, 12 at 15:39

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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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

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


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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

Picture, please.


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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

OK, here are a couple pictures


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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

Another one


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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

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


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RE: black disc shaped eggs on pumpkin leaves

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


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