I have spent a good amount of time this spring searching my yard for insects. I have a new book in the works with Timber Press about beneficial insects and am shooting many of the pictures myself. I’ve been learning a lot along the way and thought I might share some images of various insect eggs I have found in our yard. They are proof that the insect world is breathtakingly beautiful!
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Green Stink Bug Eggs
Stink bugsÂ have been a problem in my garden the past couple of years, but those are the brown marmorated stink bugs, native toÂ Asia. TheÂ common green stink bug is native to the U.S.
Spined Soldier Bug Eggs
Spined soldier bugs are great to have in the garden. Arenâ€™t their eggs amazing?
Leaf-footed Bug Eggs
The eggs of leaf-footed bugs are football-shaped and a bronze-gold colorâ€”stunning!
Monarch Butterfly Egg
Here on the leaf ofÂ common milkweed youâ€™ll find the egg of a monarch butterfly.
If you find these eggs in your garden, consider yourself blessed. TheÂ beneficial ladybug helps control unwanted pests, like spider mites.
Green Lacewing Eggs
Green lacewings are a good garden insect. They lay their eggs on stalks to protect them from predatorsâ€”and each other! Green lacewings turn to cannibalism if no other food is present soon after they hatch.