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    i've heard a bunch on here about insects called "aphids". what, exactly, do they look like?

    ...i was out today, looking at my rose bushes, and noticed a bunch of little green bugs on the new shoots. they are only a few mm. long, at most. are these aphids? whatever they are, they haven't found my vft's yet, but they are onlt a few feet away!

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    Sounds like that's what they are. If they stay in one spot pretty much and it looks like they are suckking the sap from your roses and/or you see a lot of ants moving around in them stroking their antennas across them then it's a good bet that's what they are.
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    Where I come from (southern NY), aphids are at MOST 2 mm, and they are very pale green. The adults have clear wings, and black eyes. I picked a bunch out of my flower garden and fed them to my CP's. They are actaully great food for Drosera and baby VFT's, just make sure they don't escape! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    sounds like them! now, how do you catch an insect that's only 2mm long without killing it?

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    you can buy insecticidal soap and spray them down!

    IT won't hurt the plants and will take care of the aphids.

    If you have other plants in the area, I would spray them as well...and check them for bugs.

    Aphids will spread and cause a problem...so I would take them out ASAP! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Good luck!

    I just found some on one of my Hibiscus ( not happy )...I sprayed everything down..and even thought about placing a plastic bag over the plant to prevent an escape. But, it is too hot in Texas to do that this time of the year [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    I sometimes get a few here and there on my indoor CPs. I check them frequently to keep them in control - I find they make a good "pop" between tweezers. Then I stick them onto my droserae or pings for digestion!
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    They can be caught without killing them (to make a nice wiggly surprise for a VFT), you just have to be quite gentle. Pinch the wings (which are held folded, upright, like a butterfly) between your thumb and forefinger. Place aphid in small trap. BOOM! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    I have an infestation, just not sure what of. they are about the size of this period. they are small and white, how can i be rid of the little buggers?
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