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What kind of insect is laying eggs on my washing line?

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Found 5th Aug 2014
My washing line has lots of tiny egg clusters that can only be described as having the appearance and colour of a mini corn on the cob. I have found a photo on the internet that looks exactly the same as what I have however the original poster did not get a response. I really want rid of these as when I remove them they lay more. I do see little spiders quite often on the line however the appearance is more moth like.

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I can't identify what they are, but I have posted the image in your thread for you to save people from having to go to an external site


http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/archive/data/502/medium/DSC_0110_-_Copy1.JPG

Edited by: "RossD89" 5th Aug 2014
thanks thats what I have
Weird thing to ask, but can you taste them for us OP, if they are slighty sweet, i think i know what they are...
ewwwwwww no thanks I don't even like caviar let alone moth/spider eggs.
you sure that isnt the original nylon casing and the rest has worn away
greenhell

ewwwwwww no thanks I don't even like caviar let alone moth/spider eggs.


Was worth a try....
chocci

you sure that isnt the original nylon casing and the rest has worn away



I'm sure chocci, they brush off.
They are large yellow underwing eggs (a type of moth) clicky
Yep same thing but not identified 100% as the species involved
UnicornRiver

They are large yellow underwing eggs (a type of moth) clicky



Must be then.. Very similar indeed. Haven't seen an abundance of moths either
greenhell

Must be then.. Very similar indeed. Haven't seen an abundance of moths … Must be then.. Very similar indeed. Haven't seen an abundance of moths either


Can always taste it to be sure.....
Smear some butter on it... then light a BBQ
UnicornRiver

Can always taste it to be sure.....



Haha!! What's your address? I'll send you some
out to spread on oatcakes
Spikeywikey

Smear some butter on it... then light a BBQ


Goodness, Gracious Moth Balls on Fire...
http://cleorecs.com/store/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0206-Jerry-Lee-Lewis-The-Anthology-571x720.jpg
You sure that's not a picture of a Mikado?
http://www.moorsideallotments.co.uk/images/large-yellow-underwing-web.jpg

or should we begin a new internet trend... is it hotdog or legs becomes is it corn on the cob or moth's eggs
philphil61

or should we begin a new internet trend... is it hotdog or legs becomes … or should we begin a new internet trend... is it hotdog or legs becomes is it corn on the cob or moth's eggs



Great idea.
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