Photo by Melody

Insect and Spider Identification: need help iding this tiny bug crawling on whiteflies

Communities > Forums > Insect and Spider Identification
Forum: Insect and Spider IdentificationReplies: 4, Views: 21
Add to Bookmarks
st Thomas
Virgin Islands (USA)

March 25, 2013
5:35 PM

Post #9461837

We have a severe whitefly problem and as I clipped off a branch of the bouganvilla I saw these tiny grey/ tan bugs crawling over the whitefly larva. I am not sure if they are helpful or harmful. I can't seem to upload a pic so to describe it- it has a flat tear shaped body greyish tan w/ darker markings on the side edges looks like an african mask sort of, it has 6 legs it is a little bigger than the whitefly larva, crawls pretty fast- don't think it flies
Minot, ND

March 26, 2013
3:59 AM

Post #9462150

Sounds like a predator on the whiteflies - did it look anything like or
st Thomas
Virgin Islands (USA)

March 26, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9463127

not quite- I looked at it under a microscope and it looks like it has under developed wings- maybe?

Thumbnail by uglymotherpluck
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Minot, ND

March 26, 2013
5:00 PM

Post #9463136

Nymph of a true bug (order Hemiptera), but can't tell much else...
st Thomas
Virgin Islands (USA)

April 3, 2013
7:01 PM

Post #9471236

Thank you for your replies- I have been trimming off the leaves that are over 50% infested and bagging and freezing them. I think the soapy water may be helping a bit too.

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Insect and Spider Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Tiny Red Critters Angel 26 Apr 26, 2014 7:18 AM
SOLVED: Do you know what kind of Spider this is? dignbloom 55 Aug 18, 2012 4:36 PM
SOLVED: green caterpillar xox_kitkat_xox 4 Jan 24, 2010 9:05 PM
SOLVED: Name this insect? Dinu 16 Oct 19, 2008 2:54 PM
SOLVED: Red Spider about the diameter of a penny gardenwife 24 Oct 10, 2009 10:41 AM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America