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KristaMayhem
May 22, 2017 2:04 PM CST
I dont know where they came from or how to get rid of them. They were not on my plant last year at all but this year they are all over it. They are on the underside of the leaves on my stargazer Lily.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 22, 2017 2:19 PM CST
They look like the larvae of something like squash bugs.
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Philipwonel
May 22, 2017 4:34 PM CST
Krista : hi 😁
Looks like they got 8, little legs ! Right ! spider mites. Put white peice of paper under leaves and tap leave. You'll see them better and they will start crawling around.
Take plants outside, and blast em off with water. Do every few days till there all gone. If plants are outside do same thing. They haven't the energy to crawl back up plants.
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sooby
May 22, 2017 5:37 PM CST
I believe they are purple-spotted lily aphids, Macrosiphum lilii. Here's a picture:

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

Edited to add, you could try spraying them off with water or else insecticidal soap. You'll probably need to do it several times.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 22, 2017 6:09 PM CST
Awesome! I thought aphids at first but I have never seen one that was dressed for a party. Smiling
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
May 23, 2017 10:12 AM CST
I know Daisy. Those crazy hats on there backs. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
May 23, 2017 10:21 AM CST
@Daisyl. Daisy :
Sue was right ! Hurray!
Check out the web site she sent. 😮 them aphids look like there going to a masquerade party. Rolling on the floor laughing
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greene
May 23, 2017 10:25 AM CST
Yep, use the garden hose and shoot a stream of water at the little buggers. Wash them off the plant. Repeat the process in a day or two and soon they will be gone. Thumbs up No pesticides needed. Thumbs up
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Leftwood
May 23, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Philipwonel said:I know Daisy. Those crazy hats on there backs. Rolling on the floor laughing
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They looked like bikini bottoms, to me..... Hilarious!
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plantmanager
May 23, 2017 2:24 PM CST
I agree They do! Those are some crazy bugs!
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