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Hi

Found this tonight near the top of one of my pitchers, initial thought was mealy bug but seeing the spidery thing I am not so sure. Could it be spider mite??

thanks

Bob

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Hi

Found this tonight near the top of one of my pitchers, initial thought was mealy bug but seeing the spidery thing I am not so sure. Could it be spider mite??

thanks

Bob

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Not spider mite - just a spider with egg masses. At worst, it may be eating some insects before they get caught by your plant. At best, it is pre-packed plant food! But not going to harm your plant in any real way. For confirmed mealybugs (and offspring), see:

http://thepitcherplantationaustralia.blogspot.com/2011/06/rhizome-maintenance.html

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