Florida Gardening forum: Unknown Colony of Pest on Mango Tree

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Name: SuzieQ
Hollywood, Florida (Zone 10b)
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Bracha613
Oct 11, 2012 2:13 PM CST
This unknown colony is found daily on my mango tree.

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What are they? I have been scooping them away, they sometimes flutter and disappear, and then they return.

While the colony is visiting there seems to be a lot of black ladybugs that are hanging around as well.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 11, 2012 6:44 PM CST
EEEK - The Triffids!!!

No idea what they are but they sure are creepy! Thumbs down
Name: SuzieQ
Hollywood, Florida (Zone 10b)
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Bracha613
Oct 11, 2012 7:50 PM CST
They are back!!!

Sad
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 12, 2012 11:41 AM CST
I bet our expert Janet (JRsbugs) would know what those creepy looking things are. I will shoot her a T-mail with a link back here and maybe she can help identify those critters ... hopefully they are a good insect and not detrimental to the mango trees.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Oct 12, 2012 12:05 PM CST
They are Ladybug larvae, I haven't seen any which split their skins like this but Chilocorus sp. do ..

http://www.nbaii.res.in/Featured%20insects/Chilocorus_circum...

http://bugguide.net/node/view/29771

http://bugguide.net/node/view/60789

http://bugguide.net/node/view/288516

http://bugguide.net/node/view/133771

They are a good bug so look after them, they will eat pests.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 12, 2012 1:00 PM CST
Oooh, Thank you so much Janet!


Ladybugs/Ladybirds... Good, Good insects to have in your garden!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Oct 12, 2012 1:08 PM CST
Who knew!? I am so glad they are GOOD! Thumbs up
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Oct 12, 2012 1:20 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Green Grin!
Name: SuzieQ
Hollywood, Florida (Zone 10b)
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Bracha613
Oct 13, 2012 8:28 PM CST
Thank you so much! Hurray!

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