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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Wierd bugs on my Sedum

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April 12, 2001
12:48 PM

Post #3566

Does anyone know what these are? I just noticed them this morning, and they weren't there a couple days ago.

I hope you can see them in this picture. I tried to get real close, but these are tiny little bugs.


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Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 12, 2001
1:19 PM

Post #67401

Do they have a snout? Maybe some kind of weevil? I have a picture somewhere of a hollyhock weevil. I'll post it in the database under hollyhock. They're distructive critters and spread disease. I also get them on some of my verbascums. I haven't found any ways to crotrol them other than picking them off the plants.
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2001
1:27 PM

Post #67404

It doesnt look like the weevils-they are a harder shell
daves bugs look gross and stickicky-Ive had them on my plants before also. No idea what they are either...spray them!;]
they are ugly!
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom

April 12, 2001
6:32 PM

Post #67482

Dave, are they woolly aphids?
Toston, MT
(Zone 4a)

April 12, 2001
10:24 PM

Post #67503

I'm wondering mabe an aphid too. Especially with the ant there. Hmmm... Good luck!

April 12, 2001
10:46 PM

Post #67506

I didnt know those white bugs were ants, but if they are ants its most likely the other bugs are aphid, the ants harvest the sticky residue aphids make, they protect them from othere bugs too, so it sounds like it dave, aphids.

April 13, 2001
12:36 PM

Post #67582

I'd say these are aphids, along with their keepers, the ants. Aphids come in various colours, depending on species and host plant. Ants "milk" the sweet excrements from aphids (you can actually watch them do that). Therefore they keep aphids like cattle and bring them to the best "meadows", young and fresh plants.
If you want to get rid of the aphids, wash them off with water or brush them off with a soft brush.

April 13, 2001
12:38 PM

Post #67583

Thanks for the tips everyone!! It's been raining for the past 24 hours, so after the rain is over I'll wash these bugs off (if they are still there).

Saint Clair Shores, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2001
9:51 PM

Post #68069

I get those too - they are some kind of aphid. I get them on my echinops too. Just spray them off with the hose and they usually don't come back ('til next year)

April 15, 2001
10:42 PM

Post #68076

Our heavy storms lately washed the bugs off the Sedum. Went out this afternoon and they are free of bugs!


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