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Weird red bug on zinnias

Posted by goofy1018 8b (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 30, 10 at 10:50

There is this bug that has been on my zinnias for several weeks now. At first it looked like a big red ant, but with a more "dragon shaped" body (sorry, best way I can describe it). Now it's grown into a much bigger, uglier bug, probably about an inch long. It has a narrow body. I know I should probably take a picture of it. I'll try to. They hang out in groups on top of my zinnia flowers. I don't know if they are eating them or what. Any suggestions as to what this bug might be?

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RE: Weird red bug on zinnias

Do they look like these on the link below?

Read the comments below the picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Red nymph on

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