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Insect and Spider Identification
tphoto117 Nampa, ID I'm trying to figure out what this is, and I have no idea. Someone suggested it might be parasitic wasp eggs attached to a spider, but I have no idea. I found it near Pine, Idaho.
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trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) at first i thought it was the larvae of a Lacewing, or trash bugs as they are called, because they have a habit of putting the remains of their insect meals on their back but i've never seen an all white one before...looks too uniform. i think the parasitic wasp idea has merit. i googled some images and it does happen.
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This message was edited Feb 25, 2012 10:22 PM
LadyAshleyR Oakland, MD was it dead or alive? maybe something being affected by a parasitic fungi?
picture of mine of a fly infected with Entomophthora muscae.
This message was edited Feb 25, 2012 9:20 PM
tphoto117 Nampa, ID It was alive when I took the picture
LadyAshleyR Oakland, MD did it seem to be moving around normally?
tphoto117 Nampa, ID I don't remember, but probably not if it had all those things on its body.
Flapdoodle Minot, ND This could be a female ensign coccid (Ortheziidae) -
LadyAshleyR Oakland, MD After checking out bug-guide i have to agree with flapdoodle.
Never even heard of that bug!
That looks like the culprit though!
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) i can't find any info on it other than pictures. is it like a mealybug? good bug or bad bug? (in the general gardening sense)
LadyAshleyR Oakland, MD Bug guide says:
Scales and Mealybugs (Coccoidea)
So I doubt its a good thing.
trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) ah, thanks! should have looked closer at the bug guide site. was only looking at pictures.
LadyAshleyR Oakland, MD no problem! =D
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