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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.
 

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

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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


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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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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
Anyone know what bug this?  I have searched to no avail.  It is crawling around on my Meyer lemon tree.  It seems to be solitary, and have only seen it twice.  It's markings look peculiar.

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 07:42:08 PM »





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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:22:47 PM »
I was thinking maybe immature June Bug or Stingbug but doens't look like the photos I'm seeing when I google it.  No idea. 

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 02:45:42 PM »
The first photo looks like baby assassin bugs which are beneficial  for the tree. They kill the bad insects.

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 03:24:18 PM »
Thanks, guys, I tried to search for it also, but no luck.

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 04:12:43 PM »
That red bug looks like a relative of the stink bug or may be a variety of a stick bug. Doubt it will do any damage to your citrus.

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 02:15:51 PM »
The first photo looks like baby assassin bugs which are beneficial  for the tree. They kill the bad insects.
Assasin bugs, as predatory insects, do not bunch up like this.  They are solitary creatures.  These are stink bug nymphs
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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 02:16:49 PM »
I was thinking maybe immature June Bug or Stingbug but doens't look like the photos I'm seeing when I google it.  No idea.
Immature june bugs live as grubs underground. These are a type of stink bug.
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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 11:40:03 AM »
I was thinking maybe immature June Bug or Stingbug but doens't look like the photos I'm seeing when I google it.  No idea.
Immature june bugs live as grubs underground. These are a type of stink bug.

Do some research, the babies do stick together just like that. I have them every year do just as this when they hatch.
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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 11:41:32 AM »

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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 01:54:11 PM »
Thanks for the link.  I didn't see an egg cluster in the photo that these could have hatched out of.  If there was one nearby these could be assassin bugs.  I believe assassin bugs will scatter very quickly after hatching or they would eat each other.  Like spiders or praying mantids can do.   While the pic may be of recently hatched assassin bugs, it much more probable they are not.  To your point, stink bugs aren't a problem on citrus as they can be on tomato, pomegranate, and pecans, etc. 
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Re: bugs I can't identify
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 02:23:28 PM »
Could the second bug be a carpet bug?
They have many different patterns and are native to georgia.
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