insect ID

pachagaiaSeptember 20, 2013

Hi people,

Can anyone help me identify this insect please? Should it die with pyrethrins, postassium salts of fatty acids, neem extract?

Thanks.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's a type of tree hopper called a Buffalo Treehopper. Are you observing swarms of these small insects on some plants? If so, the tiny nymphs can be dislodged with strong sprays of water. Insecticidal soap applications only if necessary.

If you have only observed a few....don't worry about it.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:57PM
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bmh4796

Looks like a green stinkbug??

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 11:47AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Not really, lol. It IS green, though.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 6:44PM
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pachagaia

Thanks a lot rhizo_1, now that I've seen pictures of it on google images, it is certainly a buffalo treehopper. Thanks a lot for the identification and advice. Fortunately I have some insecticidal soap to kill them if the population gets large. Last season a pepper plant died because of these. Now I know what it is, thanks a lot.

Thanks bmh4796 for your input, I can see what you say. If you were looking at it bird's eye view it could look like a stinkbug. Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 3:32PM
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