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Thread: What are theses flea-like critters?

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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    What are theses flea-like critters?




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    the bottom one looks like a springtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    the bottom one looks like a springtail?
    Concur. First one looks like a whitefly

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    Agree on the bottom one.
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    Ummm....I have to say, they look more like thrips to me.
    Conserve Sc will rid them quickly and safely. (if that is what they are)
    Thrips tend to leave "shiny" spots on the leaves where they have chewed, and small dark specks where they have deposited what they have chewed and digested.
    I do not see whitefly from the pics, they always have very white wings, kinda mothy looking under a lens.
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    disagree. thrips have fringed wings. very distinct that even at that magnification the critter on the top pic right side would be easily identified if it were a thrips. wings are clearly membranous. and not fringed
    https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/im...bWEgEs0EP8H8_g

    however alternative to whitefly could be a tiny parasitic wasp. family mymaridae based on the greatly reduced veins on that wing. I just cant see if there is one or 2 pairs and that would clinch things for third possibility

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    Can Neem take care if them?

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    I have used Spinosad to get rid of springtails as imidacloprid wasn't working on them. Not sure about the whitefly.

    PS just read an article that says that neem works on them. Kills the nymphs on direct contact.

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