Insect and Disease Identification Thread


#383

That looks like it. Excellent link, thanks for posting it!


#384

Yes, that is what that is. I used to find their them and their cocoons back when I was in grade school all the time. I would bring them inside and hatch them in my room. Yeah, my mom was so happy when they hatched. hahaha


#385

How about this guy? Found 3 of them on my passionfruit vine. Sorry for the crappy photo, but he was a maroon red with lots of spikes:


#386

That could be a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar.This source comments,that they spend some time eating Passion Vine before pupating.Brady


#387

Thank you for the ID! It looks like it has wandered a long way from home - or hitched a ride on someone importing passion vines into SoCal more likely.


#388

@dutch-s
Yup I make a band of my wife’s old nylon stocking held with a safety pin and smear tanglefoot on it for aphids and aphid sucking ants on my sweet cherry trees. See forum threads here on aphids and ants.


#389

Are these good or bad. Found these two chewing on a small plum tree that needs all the leaves. I carefully moved them to another plum tree with plenty of leaves. Hoping they turn into a pretty butterfly.



#390

They look like these and do feed on plants.Brady


#391

So cute. It looked like it wore a green vest.


#392

They come with jackets?


#393

Those sting like a hot branding iron
Don’t touch.


#394

This is what they become.Not really a beauty queen.Actually a Moth. Brady
Saddleback-Moth


#395

You don’t have to make direct contact to get a sting. I lifted these off with a cloths pin. After I finished I had a slight sting from touching the pin. First I though an ant bit me. Glad I didn’t make direct contact.


#396

Is this the same thing? I killed five on a small pluot. They were going to town on it. It almost seemed that it had cameleon capability.


#397

Beautiful and amazing pictures.


#398

Any guesses on what kind of insect laid these metallic looking eggs on a pear leaf? Sorry, I could not get the camera to focus.


#399

My guess is stink bugs which have been really bad this year.


#400

The tomato/potato hornworms found my lone potato plant. Five of them on one plant and they did a pretty decent job on it before I picked them off. Not sure the exact variey of hornworm as they were pretty small. When squished they did produce a very green goo.

Hopefully the plant survives and the potatoes keep growing.


#401

Yes those look like they could be stinkbug eggs. Stinkbug eggs look like they have aliens in them, a bit eerie looking.


#402

The stink bug nymphs remind me of something from Super Mario Bros.