Pink Spotted Lady Beetle egg mass - Coleomegilla maculata
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA July 31, 2009 Size: ~1 mm
Identity confirmed by rearing the larvae that emerged.
The eggs of C. maculata are bright orange, elliptical, and rounded at the top. Egg masses are small and tightly packed together. Sometimes they're laid on the upperside of a leaf, like these; most lady beetles lay eggs on the underside of leaves.
Contributed by Abigail M. Parker on 11 August, 2009 - 1:34pm Last updated 21 February, 2010 - 10:18am
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