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grantwhitcomb@comcast.net

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Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« on: August 24, 2019, 03:29:40 PM »
Hello members. I am new to the forum. I am in Stuart Fl. And recently planted t mango plants. A Glenn mango and a Coconut Cream plant.  I recently found a spider eating the leaf on the coconut  cream. Does anybody know what kind of spider it is and how to organically get rid of it?


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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 03:53:03 PM »
Looks like a jumping spider, family: Salticidae.

Apparently some spiders in the family do eat plants.

You can organically smash it, or capture it and sell it to the circus.

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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 05:26:25 PM »
I doubt that little spider ate all that leaf.

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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 06:26:40 PM »
That is Araneus detrimentosus or Eriophora ravilla either way it is a orb weaving spider. Complexly harmless to your plants and family. Does not eat plants.

I am a bug guy also!!!

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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »
If you zoom in on the image you can see that is old damage on the leaf.
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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 08:14:06 PM »
Here is another pic. I moved him a couple of times and he just kept going back to the edge where the damage is.


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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 08:23:07 PM »
Yes they don’t eat leaves. Just leave him alone she’ll protect your tree from bugs that can really hurt your tree.
Don’t rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

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Re: Leaf eating spider on mango plant
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 09:52:59 AM »
It's probably waiting for the leaf eating rascals to return.

 

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