Bright Orange Bugs


#1

Bill,

I was outside this afternoon doing some gardening and I noticed a bunch of tiny (really tiny) little bright orange bugs on my brick planters. They stain when you squish em. Could they be aphids or something else?


#2

So why kill them?


#3

I didn’t say anything about killing them.


#4

Hello - How do you know they stain?


#5

I put my shovel on three of them before I saw em.


#6

Hmm… bright orange, tiny little hands, pestiferous…

Dunno, I got nothin


#7

Here’s one taken with a macro lens.
It’s alive BTW.


#8

ROFL!

Well played!


#9

Do they taste acidic or tart? Oh and when you burn them do t hey burn blue or green?


#10

Let me check…

:stuck_out_tongue:


#11

Looks like a tiny red mite. They are small but they are all around in the warm months.
http://bugguide.net/images/raw/JKN/RRQ/JKNRRQ1R3KNRLQJRE0Q0KQJR90Q0QQWRI0VRHQDQ3KDQ50WRI0L0W0TRYKCQFKCQ80BRLQWRZQDQ20.jpg
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https://www.chooks.co.nz/the-low-down-on-red-mites-how-we-love-to-hate-them


#12

Starling, do you live on a Chicken Plantation?


#13

I don’t, but I know a lot about roosters.


#14

Ha! I knew they weren’t aphids!

Thanks Doc.


#15

If you mate a rooster with a turkey, do you get a cock-gobbler?


#16

#17

Thanks Doc. I’ll get some lady bugs.


#18

#19

Yikés!