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Aug 25, 2012 3:16 PM

Are these insect eggs on a chilli pepper?

I posted this under Identification a few days ago, and received no response -- perhaps that was because it should have been under Foreign Finds? Apologies if so.

 

I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me what this is, found on a chilli in Florida, USA, this month. Are they insect eggs, and if so, what sort of insect?

 

The person to whom the chilli belongs also says: "I found this on my pepper yesterday when I picked it. It looks too artificial to be biological to me. It had two identical silver "caps" at the end with seventeen sections in between. When I went to remove it it didn't move, just flaked off section by section (you can see the sections in the photos by counting the red dots)."

 

What might this be?

 

Thanks,

Mac

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