Identification: Egg sacs found on citrus plant

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  1. phardin

    phardin New Member

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    To which insect do they belong ? Is it a pest or beneficial?
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like some kind of paper wasp's nest.
     
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    Junglekeeper Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    OT, but what variety of citrus is it? It looks a little out of the ordinary. Judging by the pinkish flower buds my guess would be some sort of lemon or member of Papeda subgenus.
     
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    Thanks to all who responded ! I looked up on Australian paper wasp & found enough information. I got rid of it (egg in each cell) as it was in much used garden path. Pity, as it is beautiful! The plant is Australian finger lime (citrus caviar).
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What a shame. @Megami posted photos on flickr a few years ago of some that she found at a market near Vancouver, but I wasn't able to find them at my local branch of that market. She said they were "$150 per kg!!!! 4 limes was going to cost $14". She seemed to have another source of them.
    Here is Meighan's photo of the fruit:
    Finger Limes
     
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    I only got rid of the wasp nest. The finger lime plant is in flower with lots of little finger limes appearing.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh, good. Thanks for clarifying that!
     

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