Insect and Disease Identification Thread


#423

Or how about this one? Brady


#424

Lack of spines makes Yellow Bear more likely than the Sycamore. dutch-s where are you located?


#425

North Florida. Zone 8-B


#426

Soldier beetle larvae.


#427


This is on a mulberry. It’s spreading fast. Anyone know what it is? I will try to blast it off with a hose tomorrow and apply need oil.


#428

I had a Anna Apple that looked like that. Copper did the job on mine.


#429

Two bugs I just found on my tangerine tree.

This ugly guy:

And this almost as ugly guy. I thought he might be an assassin bug, but it doesn’t look like it. Do I need to go back and squish him?


#430

I’m not sure about the top photo,but number two looks like a Stinkbug. Brady


#431

Top photo is Orange dog… Monach butterfly caterpillar. Second photo looks like brown marmorated stink bug.

TFN


#432

Thank you! I’ll have to go see if he’s still around this afternoon and then remove him.

Glad I squished the Orange Dog, I’ve seen the occasional one around. This guy had already chewed up a few leaves, I’ll have to go back and check for more as my citrus trees are too small to let these guys go unchecked. It’s a shame that they target citrus, they are a striking looking butterfly.


#433

It’s actually a swallowtail not a monarch. I don’t know why I said monarch…must be because I have several around right now. Good luck with your trees. I have over 50 citrus in the ground in zone 8a/b. Have to do a lot of winter protection.

TFN


#434

The “Orange Dog” is the common name for a Giant Swallowtail caterpillar.


#435

The stinkbug above is not the BMSB. It is very similar to the Rough Stink Bugs in the genus Brochymena. They appear bumpy and bark-like.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/3133/bgimage


#436

I picked off two more today, one was pretty big and the other somewhat smaller. When pressed, they did stick out their forked ‘tongue’. Rather interesting to watch. I left them in the middle of the yard for the birds.


#437

I cleaned this off with a hard blast of water. I still don’t know what it is.


#438

It looks like some kind of fungal growth? You can sometimes get fungal blooms, the conditions are perfect so it multiplies. I get these bright yellow blooms in my mulch sometimes.


#439

I had a small amount of it last year on a different mulberry and thought it was scale. I looked at it closer this year and agree it wasn’t scale but most likely a fungus. Happy that it came off easy with water from a house. I’ll spray some copper later when dormant.


#440

Found this guy in my garden the other day, he was huge! Left him on the patio table, a couple of hours later he was gone…


#441

I think that is probably woolly aphid. Fungus would be doing serious damage and need 100% humidity to have coverage like that.


#442

Dog vomit fungus?