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    What are this bugs in my Sarracenia's pitchers?

    I have another Sarracenia with this little tiny white/clear bug. They seem to be able to go up and down the pitchers no problem.

    Should I be concerned?

    I know this is a bad picture but it's the best I can do.


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    Assuming with the shot... They are inside the pitcher moving up and down?

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    I can't make heads or tails from that photo. Knock some out into a container or something?

    If there is otherwise no visible damage, it's most likely nothing to worry about.

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    Hm.. they look like aphids from the shot

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    i'll try to catch some.

    and yes they do move up and down inside of the pitcher. they don't come outside. i don't know what type of damages to look for esp its winter....
    Last edited by ps3isawesome; 12-28-2014 at 01:39 AM.

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    Hard to tell from that photo but they could possibly be fly larvae. I've seen maggots a few times in my own plants after water gets into the pitchers and liquifies the insects inside.

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    ya, about a week and a half ago, it rained a lot here. many of my saccharine pitchers are now 1/2 filled with water and dead insects

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    That's when I've seen them, about a week or so after a really bad rainstorm.

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