Insect Eggs
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Spined Soldier Bug eggs - less than 1 mm
Order: Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids)
Family: Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Genus: Podisus
Species: Maculiventris? or Brevispinus?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Fall Cankerworm Moth (female) with eggs (less than 1 mm)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Pometaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
The female is wingless
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Ladybug? eggs - less than 1 mm
Order: Coleoptera?
Family: Coccinellidae (Ladybug Beetles)?
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Praying Mantis egg case - approx.  4 cm
Order: Mantodea (Mantids)
Family: Mantidae (Mantids)
Genus: Mantis
Species: Religiosa
Also known as European Mantid - may be green or brown -
native to Europe - ootheca contains dozens to over 100
nymphs
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Gypsy Moth (female) with egg mass - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Lymantria
Species: Dispar
Egg mass covered in silk to protect young for the winter -
the female is flightless - native to Eurasia
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae (formerly Lymantriidae)
Monarch Butterfly egg - approx 1 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Danaus
Species: Plexippus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Danaidae (Milkweed Butterflies)
Soldier Fly (female) with eggs - approx. 1 cm
Family: Stratiomyidae (Soldier Flies)
Genus: Stratiomys?
Species: ?
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Unidentified insect eggs - less than 1 mm
Family: ?
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Order: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Stinkbug eggs - approx. 2 mm
Genus: Brochymena
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids)
Family: Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Parasitic Wasp (Platygastridae female) - body approx.
1.5 mm
Order: Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants)
Family: Platygastridae (formerly Scelionidae)
Genus: Trissolcus
Species: ?
Superfamily: Platygastroidea
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Guarding Stink Bug eggs into which she has deposited her
own eggs
Subfamily: Telenominae
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Updated June 25 2017
Parasitic wasp guarding Stink Bug eggs into which she has
deposited her own eggs
Asian Ladybug Beetle - approx. 7 mm
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae (Ladybug Beetles)
Genus: Harmonia
Species: Axyridis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Also known as the Harlequin ladybird (United Kingdom)
due to its many forms (0 to 22 spots) - introduced from
Asia to control aphids - now one of the most common
ladybugs
Fall Cankerworm Moth with eggs (less than 1 mm) - Marie Curtis Park - November 2008
Ladybug? eggs - approx. 1 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2011
Praying Mantis egg case - approx. 4 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - March 2011
Gypsy Moth (female) with egg mass - moth approx. 3.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2011
Soldier Fly (female) with eggs on Lamb's Quarters? - fly approx. 1.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2011
Unidentified insect eggs - approx. 0.5 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - September 2011
Parasitic Wasp (Platygastridae female) guarding Stink Bug eggs on Staghorn Sumac - body approx. 1.5 mm - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - June 2012
Parasitic Wasp (Platygastridae female) guarding Spined Soldier Bug eggs on Wild Asparagus - less than 1 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2011
Asian Ladybug Beetle with eggs - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2013
Rough Stink Bug (Brochymena) eggs on European Buckthorn - approx. 2 mm - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - June 2017
Monarch Butterfly egg on Common Milkweed - approx. 1 mm - Terra Cotta Conservation Area - August 2017