Pests and Diseases forum: White insects in soil

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gardeninggardening
May 26, 2018 1:03 PM CST
Hi,
I have recently spotted several tiny (5mm long) white insects in one of my plant pot's soil.
As you can see in the picture they are completely white, 6 long legs, 2 antennae and a thin long thorax.
Could you help me identify these insects and tell me if they are harmful to garden/plants?
Thanks in advance,
Marina
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sooby
May 26, 2018 1:48 PM CST
Welcome!

Do they move? If they don't move they look a bit like the shed skin of an aphid. If they move then they're something else.

Shed aphid skin:
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 26, 2018 1:49 PM CST
Maybe some type of Garden Centipede? https://bugguide.net/node/view...
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