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Insect Identification: Part 2

Posted by salevene Medell�n, Colombia (My Page) on
Sat, May 3, 14 at 22:19

The insects really seem to love this pepper, as I don't have this problem with the other two next to it.

I noticed this infestation today and was hoping you could help identify them and potentially suggest a remedy. The ants were all over it too, they really seemed to like them...

Here are pics of the infestation and a close-up of the actual insects.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Insect Identification: Part 2

No idea salavene. I did get a good look at them when I opened it up in photobucket and enlarged it though. I would do the same and post it to the Garden Clinic forum.

Keep us updated.

Kevin


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RE: Insect Identification: Part 2

Never seen that insect before. Yeah, keep us posted.

Stoney


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RE: Insect Identification: Part 2

  • Posted by jutsFL 9b (Orlando) (My Page) on
    Sun, May 4, 14 at 9:08

Salevene, that appears to be a pepper weevil. As for getting them off your peppers, try the links advice - there are a few organic options in there for management. Hope this helps you.

Jay

Here is a link that might be useful: Pepper Weevils


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RE: Insect Identification: Part 2

Are you sure those aren't aphids? They are the right size and ants farm aphids because they like the sticky substance aphids leave behind after munching on your plants. Is this what you are dealing with:
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RE: Insect Identification: Part 2

Suspect buffalo tree hoppers.

Eggs are inserted into stems. Babies are bristly things, adults aren't. Squish on sight.

They also attack tomatoes and eggplants.

see this
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/GARDEN/VEGES/PESTS/buftrehop.html

Here is a link that might be useful: buffalo tree hoppers


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Aphids aren't that big.


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Just another life stage of what you had before salavene, according to jean(who knows her stuff).

Kevin


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Yup, definitely think it could be the buffalo treehopers from other pics I've found... also seem to be doing the same type of "damage" to the plant as the ones in the later life stage.

Thanks Jean/Kevin.


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