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Wierd Orchid Friend? Or Foe?

This is a discussion on Wierd Orchid Friend? Or Foe? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I came home today and found it still on the Phal . I think I ...

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    I came home today and found it still on the Phal. I think I have a new pet! She has a little fuzz on her rear end. Maybe its a fungus that is killing her, and thats why she is not keen on going places. Poor thing.

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    I assumed the fuzz was pollen. Maybe not.

    Good luck to her!


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    Yours is a "regular" ladybug, Tindo.

    Notice the yellower color & multitude of spots as Julie pointed out as well as the coloration of the head & thorax. On the ladybug [beneficial] the head is typically black where as the nonbeneficial Julie posted have heads and thorax colored the same as the carapace over the wings.

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    Wow, and to think I just released 1,500 l'bugs in my screened enclosure....

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