Questions tagged [insects]

Six-legged arthropods

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Bug identification

I'm trying to identify this bug on Tecoma stans (yellow elder) kept in a cool house in wintry Ontario. Sorry for the quality but this is about as good as my microscope can manage. Bug is tiny, less ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my java plum tree?

Plant: Syzygium cumini. Appearance: blisters (gall) on both sides. After some time holes appear in the blisters. What kind of disease is this? This exists all year round and is not seasonal.
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Identify these insects hiding under compost

I use a layer of compost as mulch, but every time I water, millions of tiny insects start jumping all over the place. Is it possible to identify them as I'm not sure if they're decomposing the organic ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Are these scale insects? How to get rid of them?

I have tried to kill them with Neudorff Spruzit spray (Pyrethrin) and Provanto spray (Flupyradifurone) and they still keep spreading after 2-3 months from first poisoning. I really need help because ...
3
votes
2answers
71 views

What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

What are these weird white spots and black spots on my Monstera?

I used a microscope on one of those black dots and took a picture. I also found this insect that looks suspicious. I don't know if the white spots are related to the black dots. What can I do?
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Tamarind tree leaves and branches are turning brown all of a sudden

My tamarind tree is around 25 years old and it was all healthy till 3 months back. All of a sudden some of its branches and leaves are turning brown. Tree is full of fruits now and even they are ...
4
votes
1answer
579 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

What are these small black flecks on my brussels sprouts?

I've been battling aphids all summer and they were ruthless to all my brassica plants. It's the beginning of October and they seem to have backed off of my kale (what's left of it), but I've still ...
4
votes
1answer
190 views

Monstera with tiny white flecks (spores?), large brown spots, small white dots

I thought this might be under-watering but have just noticed these small white flecks (first photo) - they can be brushed off but are covering the entire plant, even the healthy leaves and stems. They ...
4
votes
1answer
49 views

Pest identification

I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with ...
5
votes
1answer
214 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

holes in bell pepper

I'm at Seattle. Recently, I found holes on our bell pepper even when it's small.. Any ideas on what caused it? There're also some holes on leaves too, but not a lot. Shall I buy some oil or insect ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Yellowish spots under and above the leaves

What are these yellowish spots under and above the bell pepper plant? And I can see black ants around these spots.
1
vote
0answers
35 views

What are these eggs?

These were on a tomato leaf in my garden. The closest match I found on Google Images was ladybug eggs, which looked similar but did not have the white rings at the top. Is this just another species of ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

What kind of beetle is this? Beneficial or Pest?

This beetle was found on napa cabbage. It doesn't look like it's feeding off the napa cabbage. Not sure if I should let it go to backyard where the veggie beds. Is this a beneficial or pest? ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Weeping Willow in trouble

Something looks like it’s making holes in the limbs and trunk. No insects present, but Weeping Willow trees are dying. Any idea what it is and how to treat to save the trees?
1
vote
3answers
26 views

Are moles effective at controlling Japanese beetle grubs?

My garden is under assault this summer by Japanese beetles from above, and moles from below. From my research, Japanese beetles lay their eggs a few inches underground, and moles are voracious ...
4
votes
1answer
50 views

What caused the crazing under the bark of this conifer?

When the bark fell off of this dead conifer in the Pacific Northwest I was amazed by the pattern on the cambium (or is it phloem?). I assume some sort of insect caused this? If so, what kind? And ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Is this an insect (wasp/bee) bore in my soil?

everyday there’s a new bore in the soil of my potted aloe plant. Could you help identify what this is? There’s little mounds of soil that are balled up around the hole and I keep destroying them but ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

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?
6
votes
1answer
59 views

Black and yellow insect on lavender

I'm trying to identify the following bug on a lavender plant. Theres about a half dozen of them and they appear to have six legs and a long abdomen. They're black with yellow or orange sides.
2
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Possible pest identification on Weeping Blue Atlas cedar

Location is Portland, Oregon, USA. We have a blue atlas cedar that's at least 20 years old. It was recently pruned (by an arborist) and now the needles are turning brown. To check for insect pests ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Rose tip got brown burn quilted and dropped rose head

I bought this rose from David Austin last year https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/the-poet-s-wife-shrub-rose Every since it was fine until I check it today in May 25 (I am in Pacific Northwest) It ...
2
votes
1answer
292 views

What are these tiny spherical green eggs on my sweet peas?

My daughter spotted a cluster of tiny (1 mm) bright green spherical eggs on the underside of a leaf on the sweet peas the other day. I took the leaf off and kept it in a jar in case we can find ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Please help me in identifying this beautiful insect

This beautiful looking comuflaging insect on my Chameli plant. What it could be?
1
vote
1answer
77 views

What are these holes?

I noticed these burrows on my lawn. The holes are 1/2”. Pests? If so, what kind? FWIW I live on Long Island, NY. [
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
296 views

Can anyone identify these insects in my rose bud?

What are these? Just noticed them - wondering if they are bad for the plant or my health.
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Pea Pest Identification

I was in my garden today and noticed my pea plants are being eaten by something. Could someone help me identify what's happening and how I could stop it? The pea plants are about 1-3 in tall and I ...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Papaya plant is getting insects

I have small papaya plant in my balcony. I had two plants in my balcony. One of which was the smaller one died after lots of white insects on that. Now I can see some insects on other plant as well. ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

Tomato plant's leaves have white lines on them

This is my first time gardening, and I noticed the other day, one of my tomato plant's leave started looking a bit odd. I haven't fertilized any of the plants yet, as this is my first time, and I ...
1
vote
2answers
29 views

Treating a wasp nest

We have a wasp nest in a very awkward position. It is in the side top of the roof above the porch. I have attached some images showing where the nest is. There is a window next to the nest but not ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

English ivy - Leaves and branches drying and very minuscule insects of white color

I recently bought english ivy from one of the flower/plant shop in the healthy state. It has been almost a month since then, it was not doing bad however recently noticed that leaves are drying and ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

Kentia Palm one of the stems dried out because of insects

We have a nice Kentia Palm within the office. The plant is watered regularly as per the guidance. It also gets occasional misting. Unfortunately I recently noticed the plant started drying out and ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

What kind of disease is this, which is ruining my crop

I have grown castor in 5 acres, Castor is not traditionally grown in our area, but in the last two years my father has been growing this crop, because its price is high in the market. Last year's ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Can I save orchids infested with scale insects?

I have a number of orchids, which are doing well in general terms, but which are becoming increasingly infested with scale insects. I've tried manual removal, and spraying with such things as Neem ...
4
votes
1answer
67 views

Help identifying a flowering plant and its pests

I recently bought a flowering plant from the supermarket, but have not been able to determine exactly what it is (it was unhelpfully labelled as "potted plant"). Its stems are thin and vine-like; its ...
3
votes
1answer
159 views

Dots on lemon tree leaves

The leaves on my lemon tree have these small yellow and brown dots. I assumed these are some kind of pests or insects and have therefore been spraying them with neem oil every 8 - 10 days. I even ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Is this spider as dangerous as it looks?

It is about a little more than an inch (3cm) from tip to tip.
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Chrysanthemum flowers and buds turning brown and dying, leaves wilting and getting brown spots

I bought these mums less than a month ago and planted them in Miracle Grow Potting Soil. Kept them in sun for 3-4 hours and in shade for the rest. They were left in sun for a couple of days at around ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

What are these bugs on my milkweed?

I’ve noticed lately that there are piles of these insects on my milkweed plant. Are they harmful to it? Or could they be harmful to other plants in my garden?
2
votes
1answer
24 views

How to avoid “importing” insects when bringing plants into house at end of summer?

I had many of my plants out on my porch last summer (potted avocado trees, potted miniature roses, some herbs). Unfortunately, when I brought them into the house in the Fall, I also brought in some ...
4
votes
0answers
67 views

Please identify this beetle (?) that has appeared in large numbers [closed]

This is a small insect/beetle that has appeared all over my decking today. The things are about 5-7mm in size. The decking is wooden, made from tropical hardwood (Balau if that matters). I am based ...
2
votes
2answers
99 views

Is this green headed beetle with brown and black wings a pest?

Can anyone identify this beetle? It has a green head and thorax, and its wings are tan or brown with a blotchy black stripe between them. Underside is also an iridescent green. It's about an inch long....
3
votes
1answer
683 views

What are these little black bugs on my arugula in Denver CO?

There are little black bugs slowly eating away my Arugula. I live in Denver CO. The weird thing is, we have a pot of Arugula ~50ft away from where the other Arugula is planted and it's completely fine....
1
vote
0answers
19 views

What is a plant-and-animal safe way to kill a hive of yellowjackets?

I’ve seen plenty of questions on here about what wasps are doing to plants. Specifically I want my hive gone. I have a large backyard where I try to keep grass, cloves, and insects plentiful. (These ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

Thrips in strawberry plants

this is the first time I am trying to grow strawberries on a balcony . I built wooden planters for like 60 plants. Since last week all were doing great. They are blooming like crazy and they have a ...

1
2 3 4 5 6