Unknown pest on plants and walls

jcarney3April 12, 2012

I seem to have some sort of pest I've never seen before. I guess I don't know if it is a harmful pest, but I've never seen these things in all my years of indoor growing.

They're these tiny, brown/dark maroon, almost teardrop-shaped pods/shells. It's almost like they're some sort of tiny cocoon. But there are several of them - probably a hundred scattered about - always attached to something, and under the direct light.

They're attached to the walls and leaves of many of my plants. One of the pictures shows one of these hard-shelled "pods" attached to a grapefruit leaf. The other is shown next to a dime in order to give a grasp of size.

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Any ideas?

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Here are the pix. Not sure my mature vision can determine anything other than scale...maybe.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:25PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Can't see what they are, but am wondering if they are baby snails.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 11:07PM
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Still nothing? They are not baby snails. And it's not scale, either.


    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 6:50PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Have you used any natural wood mulch in your containers?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 10:27PM
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