White spotted bug

pwin(7)July 22, 2014

I don't know if this is a pest or not. There are tiny white spotted bugs walking up and down my pennisetum, which looks very healthy. Can anyone identify them? I hope the picture is good enough, even if blurry.

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Psyllobora vigintimaculata?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 8:43PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Pwin....do you really think that that teensy ladybug looks like your image? I see zero resemblance myself, but you're the one who can see it in person.

I'll need more pictures. It first looked like an aphid or aphid mummy to me. I really can't determine to which insect group it belongs.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 8:06AM
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No, it doesn't, but it's such a bad tail pic; I had trouble handling the camera and seeing them. And, the second image is what fell off the plant when I shook it, along with a bunch of others that were the same, plus a load of dragons. (Do they breed on that grass? Because that would be incredible!) I'll see what is there today.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 11:23AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Shape reminds me of an aphid or nymph stink bug.
But need a head shot and/or profile.

Definitely not related to the cute lady beetle.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 2:20PM
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Thank you two for responding. Whatever the identity of the first bug, I haven't seen any since. What remained was ladybug dragons, which were numerous, crawling up and down the pennisetum leaves.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:06PM
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