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what are these brown buds on rose plant stem

I often see these brown buds on my rose plant stems, What are these Brow buds, are these harmful? if so how to prevent/cure these. They can be removed easily, but rose Thorns make it difficult. (...
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What are these insects on my roses?

They do not seem to be harming the plants (yet), but I am concerned because of their sheer number!
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What type of caterpillar is this?

I found a caterpillar in my garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is mostly black/brown, quite large, and has four white patches on its head. The tail has a small spotted white tip. It’s is about ...
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Is this a pest? How can I get rid of it?

I found these bugs on my Kalanchoe plant this morning. I might have overwatered it for a while so that may be the reason why they appeared. They're tiny and green in colour, though there are some that ...
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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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What are these little balls (green, yellow, orange) in my potting mix?

I've seen these little balls in more than one brand of potting mix / universal compost. I just sifted a large amount of compost and found many. I've seen them in the following colors: white, green, ...
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Are these pests or ladybird larvae?

These bugs started to appear on one of my rose plants. I don't want to kill them if they are not pests. They seem like they could be ladybird larvae but i want to be sure. They are quite small, less ...
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night jasmine black bugs flyers

HI I got black bugs all over the night jasmine plant and those are going to destroy the plant.i put insect killing(permethrin)powder.i think it wont work or the bugs is so sharp they can fly or move ...
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

I've got a fly (the small kind) infestation in some of my herbs. Is it safe to use this insecticide on edible herb plants? Here is the product composition: d-Allethrin 0.08% Permethrin ...
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Does anyone know what this soil insect is?

I bought a palm plant from Aldi a few weeks ago but only just notice some critters hanging around in the soil. Only spotted a couple so not riddled with them (yet). Just wondered if they're harmful ...
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Were can I buy punctureVine weevils? [closed]

I live in Utah and I've been googling for 20 minutes and can't seem to find any were that sells them. Were can i buy puncutrevine Weevils to control the puncturevine in my yard?
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What are these bugs and spots on my Chilli Plant

Recently I started growing Chilly Plant from seeds. I started to see these black, white bugs along with shiny spots on leaves and under leaves. A lot of leaves started to fall. Can anyone help me ...
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Mint plant with white spots and black dots. Possible insect culprit

My mint plant has been getting white spots with black small dots all over it. I've cut them all down at some point, they always start to grow/sprout again perfectly without any spots, but soon enough ...
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What are these bugs infesting my jade plant and what to do about them?

I started putting my jade plant outside (fire escape) every morning because I live in an apartment and was trying to maximize sunlight. But then I noticed my jade plants were shriveling and turning ...
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Damaged leaves - Bugs or what?

I've had an issue ever since I moved into my new apartment. I have plants in different rooms, all by the window in south/south-west orientation. There are different plants (basil, carrots, parsley, ...
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What is this bug on my Mint plant and is this harmful?

today I found these bugs on my Mint plant. It's kinda just sit there and did nothing, but I haven't seen the bug before on my Mint (or my other plants), but currently only found this on my mint. What ...
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Spots on Tomato Leaves

I'm an absolute newbie at this. These appeared almost overnight on some older leaves. What are they? Maybe rot? I've been spraying the leaves with water to prevent bugs but I wonder if the remedy isn'...
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Why does my houseplant keep getting fungus gnats?

I have a single house plant, a larger sized plant I purchased from IKEA. It is potted in a large kitchen size garbage pail because I needed a narrow shape for it to fit in a built-in planter in my ...
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Help me identify this bug with red belly hanging around garden pots

I have these bugs crawling around my vegetable pots - mostly pepper plants. I've never seen these before. I'm new to this area of central Texas and need help identifying them. I'd like to know what ...
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What is this bug, and how worried do I need to be? [duplicate]

This creature was on one of my tomato plants. I saw only the one. What is it, and do I need to be worried about it?
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Cherry Tree - Bark peeled back and with bug holes

I've only had this cherry tree for a little over 2 years now. The bark started to peel back near the ground. After a couple branches lost all their leaves I knew something was wrong - I looked where ...
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What is this bug skeletonizing some of my tomato leaves?

This insect is causing minor damage to tomato leaves in my garden. Critter is mostly black with tan wing suit around the periphery. The wing suit is not between the legs which it extends as required ...
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Tiny black bugs eating holes in my plant’s leaves

There are tiny black bugs that are eating the leaves of the vegetables in my garden. They seem to be attacking the cabbage, arugula, kale, but not the peas. Any idea what they are or how to get rid of ...
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What are these pink spots on the branch of Lilly Pilly?

This is a photo of the pink spots: There is no discoloration of leaves as far as I can see. The plant itself What are they? Are they harmful? If they should be dealt with, what is the most eco-...
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Is this fly-like creature damaging my lemon verbena leaves?

Several of my lemon verbena leaves have started showing damage like that in the photo. Today I noticed several fly-like insects on and around the plant like the one below. To me, it looks like it ...
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Monstera yellowing despite proper watering and no apparent sickness

I've had this Monstera for about two years now and I've never has this problem, I'm careful not to over/under water, it's thrived until now so I suspect sunlight is not the issue either. I've recently ...
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What is cause for Eggplant leaves getting burn from edges in Summer?

I have planted Eggplant in Pot in winter, it was good growth now, summer started and fond that Eggplant Leaves getting brown from edges & dying and no growth found. The Temperature around ~40 ...
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UK Bug Identification: Silver/Black Aphid?

I spotted these bugs circling on of my pots today, pics below. I didn't recognise them so was hoping someone could help identify these critters? I wasn't sure if they were some kind of tick, want to ...
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How can I tell if my nematodes are working?

I bought three different species of nematodes from an online vendor: Heterorhabditis bacteriaphora, Steinernema carpocapsae and Steinernema feltiae (250 million each). I've sprayed the H. ...
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What is this on this hellebore flower?

This hellebore flower has been eaten by some insect/snail. I'm trying to identify exactly what they are. I found the following brown thing (poo?) on the leaves. Would someone know what it is? Thanks!
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What is this caterpillar and how to fight it?

This caterpillar is on a sage plant> It's less than 5mm long. It seems to be eating it. What is it exactly and how can I prevent it? Thanks!
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What kind of beetle is this?

I found this guy climbing around my baby aloes today. I have no interest in killing it. I just want to identify it. In the very bottom of the photo is a brownish/reddish blob with a crater of ...
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Click & Grow Bug Infestation

Our 4 week old Click & Grow Basil pods are sprouting nicely, and suddenly we have a tiny white bug infestation! How to get rid of them? Don't want to use chemicals as we plan to consume the basil, ...
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What is this bug? Is it a pest?

The other day I asked a question about keeping Japanese squash plants. Just now I discovered some bugs in the pot where I keep the squash plants. I saw maybe 10 of them creeping on or just below the ...
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Odd brown spots/patches on my Pilea. will someone ID for me please?

My chinese money plant has these weird little spots. Some leaves just have the brown rash looking patch, but the one has a dark solid spot that seems to have almost made a hole. this is the second ...
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what kind of pest is this, and how to get rid of it?

Hello, this is a pest that invaded my kalanchoe after I had overwatered it for a few weeks. I am not completely sure what is it, though I narrowed it down to gnats or scale bugs. I stopped watering ...
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My cactus has small white bugs in its soil

I watered my cactus today and it had some small white bugs on it. What can I do to stop him from being killed. Please help me fast because my cactus is my best friend and I don’t want him to die. He ...
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Curled pink leaves

Desert Rose My leaves at the bottom have curled and turned pink. They are soft and pliable, no yellow or brown on plant. It is also flowering.
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Something ate the Marigolds seedling overnight

I have my Marigolds seedling for about 3-4 days and suddenly overnight, most leaves are gone I am in Pacific Northwest and we have a lot of bunnies and squirrels. Any idea which animal or bug would ...
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Bay tree can't seem to do well

Basically I have a bay tree in a pot and it will sprout new leaves but soon afterwards, (some weeks/months) the leaves will die and go brown. See attached photo. It gets ample sun. I have tried ...
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What are these white specks on my petunias?

My petunias have gotten these white specks on them. I can't tell if they are bugs or if it's just debris. Can anyone tell me what this is and how I get rid of them?
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What bore a hole in this rose?

There is a hole in this rose. What is the name of the bug that would create such a hole?
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What is this plant and the white stuffs?

This plant is in my front yard from previous owner and now I just pay attention. It has white stuffs all over the places. What is it and is it normal?
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Identify bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...
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Weird black egg-like things on cherry fruit tree leaves

My bing cherry fruit tree just developed this about a week or so. It is mostly near the top of the branches on small leaves: Here is another shot (shiny thing was Neem Oil I tried to put on but ...
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White bug identify

Today I saw those tiny white bugs in my plants. It was on the lettuce, basil and peppermint. Is not a plague, just a group of them. My first thought was it was whitefly, but they hasn't wings and ...
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The garden balsam doesn't seem as healthy and fresh as it used to be

It's been a few days since we noticed something like a spider web and a few semi-bugs living on the leafs. The store where I bought it from was a big greenhouse and they warned us to keep it away ...
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Fruit cherry leaves got eaten by something?

I have bing fruit cherry tree and the leaves look like these It is randomly at different spots. Is this something I should be concerning? Is it caused by disease or some bugs eating them? UPDATE 1 ...
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Bugs eating all the leaves in the garden bed

I see a few types of bugs in the garden bed, I'm not sure who is eating all the leaves is the veggie plants. Please help
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What is this black bug on my tomatoes

Recently I saw these black bugs on my tomatoes' leaves. I wonder what bug they are and would they harm my tomatoes, and if they do, how can I get rid of them ?: http://imgur.com/meJNbQi http://imgur....