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Insect Eggs

Insect Eggs
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
July 22, 2011
Size: less than 1mm per egg
Found these on the Porch post next to a Hibiscus plant. Any ideas at all? Moth of some type maybe?
There is also another group of the same type of eggs about a foot higher on the post as well.

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They look similar to these

I wound up raising a few to see what they'd turn into. One of the first things they did after hatching was to drop down on webs, so if you want to try raising them, you better keep a close eye and catch them while you can.

looks like
moth eggs and probably close to hatching.

Will these hatch in the day time? Or after dark?

just keep watching..
hopefully they will find food, i allways worry when they are on the house cause usually the mom was confused and laid them there due to lights and no food so they starve.(of course at my house they dont starve cause i break my neck capturing them alland introdicing them to food till i find something they will, then turn most loose on the plant and keep a few to raise. it is a facinating process.

I will keep an eye on em. But my wife has a real hatred for moths... so I wont be raising these.. lol.

Don't know the answer to that, but
they're noctuid eggs.


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