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Hello, can anyone identify this bug? I only find them in the buds and not under leaves etc. on my outdoor plants. The buds have all "dried up" I guess is the best way to describe it. Still green but all the pistils have turned brown (too early to be ripe) and there are no trichomes. Some buds on the top of the plants are looking good and almost ready but I've lost about 90% of the harvest. I also found a few of these guys in the soil.

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@mattymac82 Welcome to Percys Mac, I dont know what that bug is myself, but i am sure some one can diagnose it for you Smile Can we get a pic of the effect the bug is having on the plant too if possible?

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Thank you @macky here are a couple of pics of the damaged buds and one of the top buds that are healthy.

Also if this helps, I've noticed there are also smaller (assuming younger) ones that are red and also noticing winged ones that are about the same size as the brown ones. The browns ones (pictured in the previous post) look like they have little smaller wings built into their backs.

I will try to get some pics of the red and winged ones as well.

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Oh and the brown ones are probably about 2mm

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The picture of the bug isn't clear enough for me to properly identify it. Maybe if it were not as blurry... Maybe someone else will have more luck

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Not sure based on the photo. Any chance of getting a clearer photo?

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I found out what the bug is...Orios...common name: insidious flower bug, minute pirate bug. I guess I couldn't find them on google because they are a predatory or "beneficial" bug that eats thrips and aphids. Although it says that they also feed on plant juice and pollen, especially I assume, in the absent of bugs to eat. I did have some aphids in the beginning of the season so I guess they ate those up and then turned on the plant : S

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Thanks everyone for having a look!

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I never seen that bug and I was wondering what that was. Thanks for the information . One question how fast did they do that damage to your plant?

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