Unknown insect on lilac buds/leaves

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by mosscampion, May 8, 2009.

  1. mosscampion

    mosscampion Active Member

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    Last week as our lilac bushes were beginning to bud, my husband and I noticed some teeny tiny insects all over the newly budding leaves. I've watched them over the course of the week. Their numbers seemed to have gone down dramatically since the leaves have been growing larger, but there are still a few insects here and there. I have no idea what they could be and was wondering if it might be a harmful pest. I understand that lilacs generally don't have too many pest problems. I took a macro shot this morning and kindly ask if anyone here might know what it is. I live in Northern Wisconsin, Zone 3. Thanks in advance for any advice!

    I estimate the size of each bug to be about 1-2 mm long.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Wisconsin Cooperative Extension might know.
     
  3. mosscampion

    mosscampion Active Member

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    Ron, thanks for your reply! :) I'll have to check out their website.
     

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