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Woodstock, NY
Jun 16, 2017 8:54 PM CST
I noticed a few leaves on each of my 3 plum tomato plants had holes in them so I looked under the leaves for a pest. I found these strange insects under and on top of the leaves. I cannot find them anywhere online! I live in upstate NY (USA). Does anyone know what these are and what I can do to get rid of them? I have been peeling them off individually and flinging them into the woods. Thank you!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 16, 2017 11:10 PM CST

It must be some kind of scale insect.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jun 17, 2017 3:56 AM CST

They look like clavate tortoise beetles to me, here are some pics:

When you remove them, squish them before throwing them into the woods or they'll come back.
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