Solved Please say these are butterfly eggs...

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  1. Selleri

    Selleri Super Gardener

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    Hi, any ideas what might crawl out of these quite impressive eggs under a leaf of a wild rose? The largest are nearly pea-sized.

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    With my luck it'll be something like this...



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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I dont think butterfly eggs, too big.
      Probably just alligators:biggrin:
       
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      • mazambo

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        I'm thinking to big for butterflies too, but maybe something the size of elephant hawk moth maybe?
         
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          Galls ??


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          • Selleri

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            Oh no. These guys look like they'll dent the car if they sit on it.

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            They look more like rose galls to me caused by a mite usually. :scratch:
             
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              Of course they're Butterfly eggs, Selleri

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                  Never heard of them, but that does look like it.
                   
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                    Thanks Armandii, totally agree. I'll just have to learn to live with the WOOSH WOOSH sound of their wings and the momentarily blocked sun when they do a flyover.

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                    Sadly, googling "galls" seems like a very probable solution, but I'm not one to give in to reality. Butterflies they are! :biggrin:
                     
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