User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: What are these bugs?

  1. #1
    villosaholic Heli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    2,530
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What are these bugs?

    I was looking at my plants 5 minutes ago and noticed these small bugs that kind of remind of scale on my heliamphora.. they are much smaller than scale. After looking through all my plant since seeing them, all I found were four small ones.. all on the same heliamphora leaf... maybe I caught it early The pics arent that good but they are on the red streak down coming from the nectar spoon.


    On another note.. I just noticed this odd pattern on one of the leaves...

  2. #2
    Formerly known as Pineapple Nepenthesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,824
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't see what you're referring to. Where in the picture are they located?

  3. #3
    villosaholic Heli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    2,530
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    your right, it is pretty hard.. this might help

  4. #4
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cascadia Subduction Zone
    Posts
    2,113
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Heli, do they scurry off when you put something near them?

  5. #5
    villosaholic Heli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    2,530
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nope.. they dont move at all... I stuck one on my finger to look at it with my magnifying glass and it didnt move at all.

  6. #6
    swords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Cernunnos Woods
    Posts
    8,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you positive they're bugs and not dried up flakes of sphagnum? I've seen things I thought were bugs but when I pulled one off with some fine pointed tweezers and studied it with my 30x eyepiece I saw that they weren't even insects, just sphagnum flakes.

  7. #7
    villosaholic Heli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    2,530
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup, I'm certain.. Now that I look more closely I can see them move.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    undiscovered paradise, ny
    Posts
    276
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    scale maybe? really hard to tell from the pictures but they look like scale

    the way you were describing them then sound like scale and even though the size isnt completly accurate to the everyday scale there are around 8000 species of scale pests and one may possibly residing on your heli.......

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •