Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Insects on wall

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I was wondering what kinds of insect this was? It was found on ceiling of bedroom.  Thank you.  Atlanta, Georgia

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Kevin,

These are probably moth eggs, in fact it looks like they are hatching. Moths lay eggs in clumps like this and if the moth is trapped indoors they will lay masses of eggs on walls and so forth. They are completely harmless.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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