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Bug Ident Help - what are these bugs??

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Hey folks

 

Went out to see a job today and noticed this Cherry which had shrivelled leaf tips, sooty mould and upon further inspection these bugs all over it. :confused1:

 

Can anyone help identify them with a name for me please, and what control measures can be applied to combat them. The tree was going to have a trim up anyway but if it needs spraying with something then what can we use?

 

They are 6mm long

 

Many thanks

J :thumbup1:

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RobArb   

I may be completely wrong but they look like half formed ladybirds/ ladybird larvae

 

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Gollum   

Ladybird larvae / pupa.

Don't spray them, they have done their job by eating the Blackfly that caused the black sticky mould.

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Thanks Rob for the reply.

 

I have just continued my google searching after i posted this and discovered the answer, Ladybird pupa :blushing:

 

I was aware of this stage of life cycle however the details can be found here - Ladybird Beetles - FAMILY COCCINELLIDAE

 

They seem very destructive at this stage, i wasnt aware how much damage they could do.

 

Im guessing the will soon mature and fly off so probably not worth applying a chemical control :confused1:

 

Thanks anyway, i'll leave these images up for anyone else to take a look at in future :thumbup1:

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Ah ha Gollum, that would explain their existence and the sooty mould, I could see any other aphids present but if they are carnivorous at this stage too then i guess i must have missed that bit.

 

Thanks

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Gollum   
Thanks Rob for the reply.

 

I have just continued my google searching after i posted this and discovered the answer, Ladybird pupa :blushing:

 

I was aware of this stage of life cycle however the details can be found here - Ladybird Beetles - FAMILY COCCINELLIDAE

 

They seem very destructive at this stage, i wasnt aware how much damage they could do.

 

Im guessing the will soon mature and fly off so probably not worth applying a chemical control :confused1:

 

Thanks anyway, i'll leave these images up for anyone else to take a look at in future :thumbup1:

 

I hope this was a wind up

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Thanks Rob for the reply.

 

I have just continued my google searching after i posted this and discovered the answer, Ladybird pupa :blushing:

 

I was aware of this stage of life cycle however the details can be found here - Ladybird Beetles - FAMILY COCCINELLIDAE

 

They seem very destructive at this stage, i wasnt aware how much damage they could do.

 

Im guessing the will soon mature and fly off so probably not worth applying a chemical control :confused1:

 

Thanks anyway, i'll leave these images up for anyone else to take a look at in future :thumbup1:

 

 

Think you may have read your literature wrong mate.

 

These pics are of the Ladybird in the pupa stage. A process of metamorphis like caterpillars to moths/butterflies.

 

The ladbirdy nymph is pupating from the larval stage to become the ladybird beetle proper.

 

The nymphs do no harm to the plant/tree, but they are carnivarous and eat the pests that do harm the plant/tree such as greenfly/blackfly.

 

THESE ARE YOU FRIENDS! Protect and encourage them DO NOT SPRAY! :thumbup1:

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