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Tomato Bug ID

Posted by m5allen 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 15:07

I have been finding these bugs on my tomato plants and I have no idea what they are. They are very small - probably about 2mm. They seem to die when I spray them with neem.

See the pic of the bug below in the center (the other small black dots are dirt.)

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RE: Tomato Bug ID

Ponticulothrips diospyrosi (thrips)

Here is a link that might be useful: Thrips

RE: Tomato Bug ID

I'll second that - those guys are ANNOYING!

RE: Tomato Bug ID

Wow, thanks. I don�t know why, but I have a big problem with thrips at my house. They really attacked my blueberry plants over the summer.

But I guess there are different species of thrips because what I thought were thrips on my blueberries were white and smaller (barely visible to the naked eye), compared to these black thrips on my tomato plant.

Either way, I hate thrips.

RE: Tomato Bug ID

Those thrips got my peppers too, I feel for ya. They were also the hardly-visible kind.

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