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poncirsguy

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Insects on citrus
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:26:39 PM »
Found on New Zealand lemonade tree.







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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 12:34:21 PM »
I've never seen those before.  I'm curious what it could be

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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 04:36:59 PM »
Ladybug nymph. good guys.

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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 09:42:18 PM »
Thanks Laaz
I am a member of the linked forum you provided.  Good forum.  I can't post pictures their so if detailed picks are needed this is the place to come.

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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 06:27:57 PM »
The first pic is a ladybug nymph.  Not sure what the other two pics are of.  Look to be eggs of something.  Usually, with insects, eggs laid in bunches are of a non-desirable bug.  Typically, the predatory insects (e.g. ladybugs, syrphid flies, big-eyed bugs, etc.), lay singe eggs.  The exception to that would be lepidoptera.  The giant swallowtail lays singe eggs. Some object to swallowtail caterpillars on their citrus, I, on the other hand, revel in their presence as their damage is minimal and their beauty is great. 
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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 09:44:55 AM »
Ladybugs do lay eggs in clusters...


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Re: Insects on citrus
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 01:37:53 PM »
Thanks Laaz.  That's good to know.
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