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Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
July 17, 2009
Size: 1 - 2 mm
Eggs laid in a cluster on the topside of a Rhodedendron Leaf. Would anyone have an idea?

Thank you

Moved from ID Request.

Now I am thinking fly eggs? But seems odd laid on top of a leaf?

I would think fly eggs too
The placement does seem odd. Many syrphids lay eggs on leaves, but generally singly and among aphids. One possibility might be a rodent bot fly--they lay eggs on vegetation near the host's nest, rather than on the animal itself. There is a low-quality photo of some bot fly eggs here.

The eggs are laid on the very top level of the bush, six feet from the ground, and on the topside of the leaf

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