Orange Larvae--Friend or Foe?

Treehgr(z6/N. BUCKS, PA)May 30, 2006

Can someone help me id some strange larvae I've found on my barbary shrubs? They are blobby looking. They are about 1/4" in size, orange with black markings. One one end they have short black bristles tipped in white. My ladybug larvae seem to enjoy snacking on them.

Any insights would be appreciated!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I saw your post a couple of weeks ago, and didn't have an answer for you. But just last night I read that the larvae of the assassin bug is orange, so that might be what your creatures are. If they are, then they are considered friendly (according to this book I read), as the assassin bug will eat other harmful bugs. Hope that helps.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2006 at 8:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
spotted lanternfly found in PA - FYI
Earlier this week a few townships in Berks County were...
Garden Soil in N.E. Philadelphia
Wondering if anyone knows a landscaping/compost company...
Evergreen Bayberry for PA (6B or 7A)
Hello, I've searched through the forums looking for...
Harrisburg Garden Expo
Did anyone go this year? Why was it so small? Were...
Success of Crape Myrtle in South Central PA
Was wondering if anyone had success in South Central...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™