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    These are pics of very small bugs that climb up the stalks of my Drosera flowers. When there is a heavy infestation the flowers never open and simply dry up.
    I have tried sumerging them but the plants (especially my burmannii) have seeded themselves in every pot I have and it is kinda tough to fully sumerging a two foot high Sarr. They simply float off the drosera, attach themselves to the tops of the Sarr pitchers and then climb back down to the Drosera when I put them back on my bench.

    Do any of you have any idea what they are and any suggestions on how to get rid of them?






    This is the first time I have ever seen a green one.

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    Those look like either aphids or another bug (i forget the name), but has your plant had any symptons, any webbing or anything? I don't know how to get rid of them, but from reading pest threads, I know that orthene is used. Just never had a pest yet, expect a opossum, but my dog kill it and only bad thing was a bunch of hair on my aquatic utric.

    Edit: I did a google image search and they look like aphids, but I haven't found any nymph photos yet, just adults.

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    you got aphids!! evil lil buggers.
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    They look so cute, if only they weren't pests.

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    Hay, Hellz here,
    yup, those are aphids,
    i like to use neem oil on my plants, although it smells kinda bad lol
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    100%, no doubt whatsoever..aphids.
    you dont want them,
    they are suckers..they suck the sap out of plants.
    easily removed by just running the plant under the faucet, or knocking them off with a spray of water.
    no need for pesticides.

    a few wont do too much damage, but they reproduce FAST..
    just remove them manually and feed them to sundews!

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    Could buy/catch some ladybugs too. They do a real good job of cleaning the aphids off my roses.
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    when i got aphids, i brought out the heavy artillery!

    chemical warfare!

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