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By KissMegan
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Does anyone know what these bugs are? I think they came with a Heli I purchased recently (not the one they're on in these pictures) because I've never seen them before.
Theyre super tiny but I dont think theyre spider mites. They're definitely not springtails. These were some dead ones in a pitcher. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what they are/if they're harmful. Trying to keep them from spreading to more of my plants but every time I isolate a plant I find them in another pot >:[
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By KissMegan
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#222599
I'm pretty positive theyre not aphids, they move about a lot and are significantly smaller than aphids, I've played with aphids before and even when you poke at them they dont move and if they do its pretty slow steps.

If they are aphids then im not too worried but I usually dont see them actually on the plants, theyre usually crawling in the medium when I spot one.
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By xr280xr
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I haven't seen aphids with round heads like that. There are springtails shaped like that, though.
By KissMegan
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xr280xr wrote:I haven't seen aphids with round heads like that. There are springtails shaped like that, though.
I'm taking a guess they're springtail too although I never see them jump. I actually think they're all gone now because none showing up in my heli pitchers anymore :)
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By Matt
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They look like aphids to me as well, but the way you describe their movement isn't what I've typically seen with aphids.
By KissMegan
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Matt wrote:They look like aphids to me as well, but the way you describe their movement isn't what I've typically seen with aphids.
Yeah I can see how they kind of look like aphids from those photos. I was just so lost as to what they were haha looked everywhere for an ID. I guess I'm just glad they're gone :)
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