Tomato Bug ID

m5allenNovember 30, 2012

I have been finding these bugs on my tomato plants and I have no idea what they are. They are very small - probably about 2mm. They seem to die when I spray them with neem.

See the pic of the bug below in the center (the other small black dots are dirt.)

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Ponticulothrips diospyrosi (thrips)

Here is a link that might be useful: Thrips

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:20PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

I'll second that - those guys are ANNOYING!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 8:55AM
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Wow, thanks. I don�t know why, but I have a big problem with thrips at my house. They really attacked my blueberry plants over the summer.

But I guess there are different species of thrips because what I thought were thrips on my blueberries were white and smaller (barely visible to the naked eye), compared to these black thrips on my tomato plant.

Either way, I hate thrips.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Those thrips got my peppers too, I feel for ya. They were also the hardly-visible kind.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 2:49PM
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