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By Ani
Posts:  66
Joined:  Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 pm
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Hey everyone,

I recently thought I did a good job of removing one of these (no idea what they are) this morning, but then I happened to see two more of them chilling on one of my traps. And that got me a bit worried. I'd only seen one of them on there so far.

Can anyone let me know what these are and if I should be concerned? What are these?

Thanks!
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By Ani
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I should add that at present, this is how the plant looks ( if you need a gague of plant health)
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By Ani
Posts:  66
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And just in case it's not obvious where the bugs are ( I tried to borrow a better phone to take a pic):
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By VFTnPups
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Joined:  Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:08 pm
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They look like leafhoppers, but the photo is pretty blurry. I don’t worry about them. My plants will have a few hopping around them outdoors. I don’t see any damage and your plant looks healthy for a window vft.
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By Ani
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Bird wrote:Just looks like dried moss to me sometimes when my hands have bits of sphagnum moss I might get it on the plants and they dry
Sadly, it's something alive. They crawl around and jump when I try and poke them :D
By Ani
Posts:  66
Joined:  Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 pm
#417944
VFTnPups wrote:They look like leafhoppers, but the photo is pretty blurry. I don’t worry about them. My plants will have a few hopping around them outdoors. I don’t see any damage and your plant looks healthy for a window vft.
Ah! Another type of leaf hopper? Interesting. I'll also find one of those tiny luminous green mini leaf hoppers on it once or twice a week (no idea how they get in - we have mesh on our windows...but they are tiny!), but they don't seem to be doing any damage. Thanks! Ok! I won't worry about them and just keep an eye on my plant's health!

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