Lady Bug or dangerous bug

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by John Small

I found this on the flower of my Brassia Up The Water Spout 'Long Legs' this morning. At first I thought it might be a young lady bug that had not become matuer enough to have spots. But after looking at the photo more closely, I'm beginning to think it is not a lady bug. I took off for a doctor's appointment and when I came back, it was gone. Does anyone recognize it? Should I be worried about it?




John Small


I must not have been having a good morning that day. Should have been mature, no pic. Tossed the good pic and kept the blurry one, then didn't post any pic. Let's try it again.

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  1. John Small
    4 days ago
    Thanks, Julie. I have not seen it since that day. So, I guess the plant has been debugged, at least of that one.
  2. Julie Ellner
    12 days ago
    I doubt it's a ladybug. Unfortunately I can't tell you what it is. You might check to see if there's any damage where it's been. If it just bugs you (har har), wash it off with a hose, and see if it returns.
  3. John Small
    about 1 month ago
    Oooops! mature. Have to proofread before I hit submit. And no picture.
  4. Edward Zapata
    about 1 month ago
    No picture?
    1. John Small
      26 days ago
      I found the good picture, and replaced the blurry one with the good one. So that is a photo of the bug I found that morning. I don't remember ever seeing a ladybug with a proboscis, or tubular sucking mouthpiece, such as the one this insect has.

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