new insects - Knowledgebase Question

birmingham, Al
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Question by katyrand
July 5, 2010
They start out as tiny red with black legs. The next step I saw was black satin top and stop sign red underside.Never saw one fly. They turned >5 year healthy perrenial that into brown leaves from the ground up.The plants that survived had green leaves left on top.We're in Central AL and last year there were a few of these, no plant damaged noticed.This year over run with them. Katy

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
I can't tell from your description but there's a website that you might find helpful:

Just scroll down through the pictures until you find one that matches your pest. Once you know what it is you will be able to Google the name and find a control for it. Good luck in your search!

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