Insect and Bug ID forum: New to gardening, need id

Views: 222, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Image
dmmcnair
Jun 2, 2015 1:21 PM CST
I'm very new to gardening and have no clue on the bugs. I found many of these on my zucchini and cinnamon basil. Are they harmful or no?

Thumb of 2015-06-02/dmmcnair/a21238
Thumb of 2015-06-02/dmmcnair/298152
Thumb of 2015-06-02/dmmcnair/c86c5f
Thumb of 2015-06-02/dmmcnair/73c169

Thank you!
Dawn
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Jun 2, 2015 2:05 PM CST
It looks like a sharpshooter, a kind of leafhopper, perhaps this one:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/62760/bgimage

They are plant feeders.

Edited because I forgot to say welcome to ATP!
[Last edited by sooby - Jun 2, 2015 2:06 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #868990 (2)
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Image
dmmcnair
Jun 2, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Thank you. This does look very similar! I've been looking everywhere! LOL What is a plant feeder? Good or bad?
Dawn
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
chelle
Jun 2, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Not good. Leafhoppers inject saliva and suck plant juices while feeding, and while doing this they also transfer diseases from one plant to another.
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
chelle
Jun 2, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Here are some tips on how to deal with them, if need be. http://www.weekendgardener.net/garden-pests/leafhopper-contr...
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Image
dmmcnair
Jun 2, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Dawn
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Image
dmmcnair
Jun 3, 2015 9:53 PM CST
My husband brought home some insecticidal soap, and it seems to be working. There are a lot less of them around, and any ones that I do see, I just pick off and smoosh. I'm hoping that soon the garden will start attracting some beneficial bugs.

Thanks again!
Dawn
Southeast US (Zone 7b)
Organic Gardener Permaculture Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Keeps Goats Keeps Horses
Keeper of Poultry Beekeeper Canning and food preservation Garden Photography
Image
GoatDriver
Jun 11, 2015 1:52 PM CST
The one in the second images looks to be a Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
Shown below is a photo of the Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter in my yard that I took 06/14/2012.
Thumb of 2015-06-11/GoatDriver/8dc4ff

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Insect and Bug ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"