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gardennewbe

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bugs I can't identify
« on: August 15, 2017, 03:58:00 PM »
I found this group of bugs this morning. The tree is a potted dwarf orange. I only found them in this one spot. A google search came up empty.
 

Susanne42

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 03:02:58 PM »
baby spiders???

citrange

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
To me they look like very small ants.
A bit of research suggests they may be Argentine Ants which are apparently widespread in California.
Although most images don't seem to show the greenish abdomen which yours have, I think this photo is similar:




Perhaps your citrus has scale insects that the ants are collecting honeydew from?
More details athttp://drkaae.com/InsectCivilization/assets/Chapter_18_Bees_Wasps_and_Ants.htm


guadua

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 10:00:07 PM »
They look like leaf footed bug nymphs.

 

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