Orange bugs on tomatoes

thehordlingAugust 13, 2010

I have seen a cluster of orange bugs on a few tomatoes. There looks to be about 20 of them, but they are always on just 2 of my tomatoes. They are always all clustered up and have been there for the last 3 days. Any idea what they are? I've left them there since they are only affecting 2 tomatoes.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

They are the nymphs of what are called leaf-footed bugs (just Google that term). You can see the sucking damage they have done to that fruit so just flush them off the affected fruit with a spray of water.

Some folks advocate using a strong insecticide on them but I have never found them to be that damaging and as adults they are considered a neutral pest as they do kill aphids.

Your choice.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:24AM
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