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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Orange squishy bug on hibiscus

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bobnorthrup
Palm Coast, FL

April 26, 2013
5:21 PM

Post #9498347

These bugs are turning up all over my hibiscus plant leaves. The are about 1/4" long. anyone know what it is and how to treat it?

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9498351

the picture isn't really clear enough for me to know for certain, but i would say it's a late stage lady beetle (right before it becomes an adult). they eat all the bad bugs.
bobnorthrup
Palm Coast, FL

April 26, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9498356

Thanks! Here is a more "zoomed in" version of the pic... Do you still think the same????

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 26, 2013
7:08 PM

Post #9498463

Definitely appears to be a lady beetle pupa.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9499161

i'm sold then!
you're lucky to have them, especially on Hibiscus (which are so prone to insect infestation).

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