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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
Feb 10, 2017 10:34 PM CST

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Hi,

I noticed this little bug sitting on one of my developing lilium seed pods today. Haven't ever seen one before and was wondering what it was and whether it is a problem.

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I am in Melbourne, Australia.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Feb 11, 2017 7:43 AM CST
It looks like a planthopper nymph. When I Googled for planthopper nymph Australia to see if I could ID it further I got this page which suggests it may be difficult to ID it to species but does suggest one possibility (Siphanta acuta) if you think it compares.

https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2...

See also Bugguide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...

Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
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Australis
Feb 13, 2017 12:29 AM CST

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Thanks Sue. That's a good starting point.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.

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