Green Shieldbug Eggs

Harvesting some Swiss Chard for tea last night, I came across these. A neatly laid cluster of insect eggs. After a search around the internet, we concluded they are Green Shieldbug eggs. (Could well be wrong and if you think differently please let us know). Fortunately we were able to get rid of them before cooking (although they would have done us no harm I suspect). Anyway, they’re relatively harmless so I left them hidden away at the bottom of the Swiss Chard plants.

Not so with the other eggs, small white eggs which I suspect are leaf miners which will spoil the Swiss Chard so I went and squashed as many of those as I could find (sorry to the hardworking leaf miners but I’m growing crops for us to eat).