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    04 / 29 / 2016

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Ws about to spray soap & oil on a mealybug infestation but found tiny egg sacs w/ insects hatching out, 4-29-16, on the back of a leaf. Didn’t spray in case they’re beneficial instead of harmful; wondering if anyone knows. Lt. blue in photo is tip of gloved finger. One hatchling easily crawled all over my gloved hand. Look a bit like tiny ladybugs; about the size of unengorged tick & the legs splay out around the round body the way a tick’s do.


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome NDP! Appreciate the link about these guys. It is good to know good bug vs bad bug. I still feel guilty about the deed I had done in ignorance from my early gardening days, took out the whole colony ladybug larvae :(. Now, I didn’t even kill the cotton mouth I had found in my yard. Just VERY careful in evicting him/her. best wishes! Laura

    May 4th, 2016 at 10:18am

  • NDP Green Thumb says:

    Thanks, Laura 735/ After additional research, that’s the conclusion I’d reached, too. I found Univ. of Florida entemology site that shows a variety of hatchlings, including some that must have been in the exact stage I witnessed.

    May 2nd, 2016 at 7:02pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Check out these brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) and see it they are your guys. Best wishes!

    May 2nd, 2016 at 2:46pm

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