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#1 awp

 
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 18:11 PM

I got this plant for a year now and this is the 1st time I saw it appear on my roridula
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Its the only insect that can walk around freely on the plant, but it doesn't look like a Pameridea (Assassin Bug ) at all
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I also think this could be its home :(
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Can anyone identify this bug for me, thx!
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Edited by awp, 28 August 2011 - 18:12 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 19:12 PM

Greenfly?

Edited by Flytyer, 28 August 2011 - 19:14 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 19:50 PM

Greenfly?


I saw many smaller "black" flies got stuck :confused:
Being green must be special!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 21:15 PM

looks like these:
http://www.sarraceni...aq/faq5720.html

they live here in holland on ibicella I asked about it a few weeks ago:
http://www.cpukforum...showtopic=42517

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:59 AM

No idea what the bug is, but it does look to be a true BUG.

It is not the same as in the above link - those green juverniles have short wings, this one is an adult and different to those adults

and it is certainly not an aphid (greenfly).

I doubt it will harm your plant (even if it does suck sap ?) and will probably help supply nutrients. I suspect it's just a local bug sucking from the trapped insects - study it and enjoy the fact that your plant is becoming more 'natural' with associated bugs.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:06 PM

Thank you for your replies, zee and phil.
I am just curious wheres it come from! Surprise if its a local UK bug.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 14:51 PM

It most likely is a UK bug - some of ours look really exotic.

http://www.britishbu...allery_het.html

http://www.britishbu...uk/gallery.html

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#8 James O'Neill

 
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 16:44 PM

Yes, definitely British. It is a Capsid bug (Lygocoris pabulinus). It feeds on plant sap.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 17:25 PM

Wo, such a good reference site!