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Photo#380543
not red eggs - actually, Bloodroot sap

not red eggs - actually, Bloodroot sap
near to Pin Oak, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA
March 29, 2010
Size: very tiny
these tiny red spheres are on the underside of an unfolded Bloodroot leaf.

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not red eggs - actually, Bloodroot sap not red insect eggs, bloodroot sap

delete this?
should I delete this from my images here?

 
I wouldn't.
They've been moved into the Guide (at least for the time being).

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Moved provisionally. If the more experienced editors feel it does not belong in the Guide, they should feel free to frass.

sap...!
thanks so much for the information. I should of thought of sap, I've seen how beautifully red the roots are.
should I remove it from bugguide, or leave it so others would know it is "sap bubbles"?

when I looked at it today - the "bubbles" were gone.

The varied sizes
lead me to think this might be fungal rather than bug related--but I could be wrong, so let's see what others have to say.

Eggs
should be all the same size. Could this be sap?

 
Of course!
Forget my fungal comment. This looks like bloodroot, just opening. The plant has red sap--hence the name. Good call, Marie!

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