Succulent: Black insect ID

a_shau(San Francisco 8b)September 29, 2013

I found these two guys on each of my succulents. Anyone have any ideas what it might be and if they're harmful to plants? They are small - less than 1 cm, black with what appear to be yellow stripes. They are definitely insects and not spiders.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

There are many different kinds of ladybugs and I'm guessing that these are the larvae of a ladybug. If you have an opportunity to observe these little guys for awhile, perhaps you'll catch them at their job....eating small, soft bodied pests and insect eggs.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 4:48AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

There are many different kinds of ladybugs and I'm guessing that these are the larvae of a ladybug. If you have an opportunity to observe these little guys for awhile, perhaps you'll catch them at their job....eating small, soft bodied pests and insect eggs.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 4:51AM
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