Surprise Packages for Spring?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Idacer, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Idacer

    Idacer Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I've noticed that several of my Japanese maples have "guests" this winter. These eggs remind me of small cantaloupe seeds, though they are more of a grayish-brown color. I would pick them off, but we had a Praying Mantis hangin' out by the patio where all of these maples were located last fall. If they're from a good guy, I'd just as soon leave them alone.

    Does anyone know what they might be?

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     

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  2. silver_creek

    silver_creek Active Member

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    Praying mantis eggs (on the east coast) are usually in mass in a hard egg case. These don't look like that....
     
  3. Dee M.

    Dee M. Active Member 10 Years

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    I agree, I'll seen praying mantis egg cases and that isn't oe of them. If no one identifies it I would take them off, or you could put one in a jar and leave it outside in a shady spot and see what comes out.
     

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