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    I have a tiny little green mystery bug. The only time I have ever seen them is when my three burmanni greens (all from different sources, in seperate pots and planted in different medium) are flowering. They climb up the flower stem and just sit there. They do not appear to do any damage but never appear on any of my burmanni red flowers, some of which are in the same pots with the greens.

    This is the best pic I could get because they are soooo tiny. Can anyone identify them and why would they only appear on my "greens"?

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    Hey,
    Those are leaf hoppers. They make their home on flower stalks and grass blades. Often you will see a large amount of white foam like stuff, which is their salavia. They sleep in the saliva, and it also keeps predators form seeing them

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    They look like aphids to me.

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    Unlikely to be leaf hoppers, I can't see any wings. I'm pretty sure that they are aphids. If they are aphids they will be doing some damage to the flowerscapes and I would suggest you get rid of them as quickly as possible. They spread incredibly quickly and every member of the population can reproduce without sexual activity. The entire population are females that have a reserve of sperm that lasts their entire life cycle.

    Don't know why they only prefer the green burmannii, maybe it is a camouflage thing.

    Kill them, Kill them all!!

    Sean.

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    Naw, they got no wings.
    Seandew, "Kill them, Kill them all!!"
    That is easy to say but how dooo I dooo that...what is a good safe spray to use?

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    Perhaps submerge the plants underwater for some time. Surely that'll fix them.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    How did you get them to stand still like that? Nice pic!

    Anyways, on to the subject. I would quarantine the infected plant immediately. These pests have been known to destroy an entire collection.

    SF

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    I have same problems about pests
    I had used a drosera leaf to stick them out and kill them
    Does is work

    rex

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