Insect Identification/Infestation

saleveneMay 4, 2014

Hi All,

I've been hit with a new insect infestation recently and seem to have stumped my crew over in the Hot Pepper forum. These peppers are planted outside garden-style, with a few other plants, but these insects (and others) only seem to be attracted to this one. I found these guys in other parts of the plant, but in the pics below is where it was most severe. There were many ants to be found around this infestation, they were really enjoying it.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

What are they doing to the plant?
Sucking? Chewing? Or what?

How is the plant reacting?
Wilting? Falling down? Or what?

How many critters are present?
Several or 100s?

How many plants are affected?
If only one, remove it from the growing area.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 1:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
salevene

Hi Jean,

I suspect it to be chewing as I don't know what sucking would look like and it seems to have un evened the surface of the plant.

Plant doesn't seem to be reacting at all.

Probably found 25-30 total (plant is over 2 ft. tall)

Really? Its the only one out of three with the issue...

Steve

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 12:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

Plant doesn't seem to be reacting at all.

==>>> if i understand correctly.. if there is no damage to the plant... then whats to be gotten rid of???

ken

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 9:54AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
what can I do to save this tree?
This is a Cheery tree that I planted last year.
420benz
Can I fix these split branches?
I have two different bushes/shrubs that have split...
dblank
Possible plant disease?
Hi, Leaves on one of my new hedges have a white powder...
Dean Maunder
Lilac Concerns
My lilac plant is... frying? ... Lives in zone 8a One...
kricsten
Seedlings being cut by pest
My precious seedlings are being decapitated by an unknown...
tomatosensei
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™