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    Unknown (lowland) Nepenthes pest

    Hey guys!

    on a couple of my lowland neps, i have started to notice little white bug-things on their leaves. There are alot of them...and they turn the leaf from a nice green to an ugly brownish purple red spot. It is afflicting my 'caeser', mirabilis/anamensis, possibly my bical and maybe my 'effulgent koto'.

    Any help is greatly appriciated...will post pics when i can!

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    sounds like some homopterans. Put some rubbing alcohol on them via cotton swab
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    Could be mealybugs. I second the rubbing alcohol. Most likely have piercing-sucking mouthparts and are killing the leaf that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    Hey guys!

    on a couple of my lowland neps, i have started to notice little white bug-things on their leaves. There are alot of them...and they turn the leaf from a nice green to an ugly brownish purple red spot. It is afflicting my 'caeser', mirabilis/anamensis, possibly my bical and maybe my 'effulgent koto'.
    Did they start off as little white specks, but then turn into little pale brown things about the shape of a teardrop?

    I had a similar fellow occur on my talangenesis and caeser. They were also causing ugly purple/red spots wherever they appeared. I diagnosed it as scale, and treated it with a neem oil/water/soap spray.

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