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Lace bug nymph



almost a dozen of these small insects are clustered at the tip of an Artemesia leaf that is about 1.5cm across


urban garden


I spotted these tiny bugs on the leaves of a few of my Artemesia plants on the side of my house.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Very possible!

:D or they just fell down, drunk as they were ;)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks Keith I think you nailed it too. This also helps ID the other insect I saw on this plant. This must be a lace bug then?
@yulia, yes, apparently they did just stop by! Hahahaha!
@monkey-mind, if they poisoned themselves on the artemesia, must have been a fun last meal (absinthe!)

yulia8473 10 years ago


I think U nailed it KeithRoragen!

KeithRoragen 10 years ago

They look like Lace Bug nymphs.

interesting mystery bug/nymph/aphid-thingy... I thought more of shield aphids... but those wouldn´t go away simply, or they poisoned themselves?

yulia8473 10 years ago

so they just stopped by to say hi?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Yeah, me too. They didn't look like aphids but maybe. They definitely weren't eating the Artemesia, nothing eats that plant! I just checked now but there's no sign of anything on it anymore.


yulia8473 10 years ago

curious to find out what they are..

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 6, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2011

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