Identify this insect

adielApril 9, 2013

Can you help me identify these insects. It is on an ackee tree. They like to group together. Thanks.

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adiel

Photo 1

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 9:32AM
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adiel

Photo 2

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 9:34AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Could it be Sri Lanka Weevils ? Check out the link below...

Here is a link that might be useful: UF...Sri Lanka Weevils...

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:45AM
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adiel

Thank you for your comment but, they are defintely not the Sri Lanka Weevils. The Sri Lanka Weevils are destructive, hard shell and white in color. These are non-destructive, soft shell and black in color. Also, these form "groups" sticking very close together. The only time the Sri Lanka Weevils are together is when they are mating.

This post was edited by adiel on Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 15:01

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 2:59PM
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vinceSFL

Maybe it is this strange insect.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:45PM
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dangermouse01

Stinkbug nymphs tend to hang out in groups. Cant really tell from the picture if that is what they are tho. In the second picture about a third of the way up from the bottom, if I squint hard enough, I think I can see a adult leaf-footed stink bug.

Any chance for a closer picture of the bugs?

VinceSFL, your strange insect is an oleander moth.

DM

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:44AM
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adiel

Thank You for your post. I believe it is not a stinkbug neither since the stinkbug has a big waist and these have a thin waist.

This post was edited by adiel on Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 7:51

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:41AM
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bananafan

dangermouse,

I have a lot of oleanders and they often get attacks from caterpillars. I wonder if those caterpillars are from the oleander moths? Those caterpillars are verocious.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 3:02PM
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happyballz(9A/B Valrico,Florida)

Take couple off the plant and put your camera in macro-mode for closeup shots. WIll help in identifying tremendiously. Or if you are scared of them (lol) just try macro-mode on the tree itself and try not to shake the camera.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 10:52AM
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flatwoods_farm(9A Riverview, F)

Try 'Psocids' they are harmless to you and the tree

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 9:13AM
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