little flys on my citrus tree

ollemarMarch 13, 2013

can somebody please identify these little critters. Some leaves have 3-4 of them per leave. I sprayed white oil mixture this morning, it's still pretty cool up here in florida panhandle. tree is shiranui tangerine and its blooming right now. I send another picture with tree itself. Thank you for your help.


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Dang....I was hoping that someone would have ID 'd this by now. I think that I recognize the little guy but just can't think of it.

It's not any kind of a fly, so not a fruit fly or leaf miner. It's not a moth, so it's not the Citrus Leaf Miner. It's not a winged aphid nor a parasitoid that I've ever seen.

I'm not sure that I would keep spraying them in the event that they are
beneficial...or benign.

Any ideas, anyone?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:43PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Perhaps a psocid? If so, not a problem.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:37AM
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there are also ants on tree now, so maybe some sort of aphid ? they are size of aphid, i know picture makes it look kinda big. thank for help guys.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:44PM
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well i googled psocid and pretty sure thats what they are. I killed innocent little bugs. oh, well i,m sure there will be more of them ;) . Thank you guys for helping out. by the way my dekopon fruits are now already pea size and dark green, so hopefully they set.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 9:08PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

If ants are running up & down, you'd be wise to look for scale insects.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:52AM
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