Thu 30-Aug-12 12:50 AM | edited Thu 30-Aug-12 01:16 AM by OnTERRYo
Hi Jim. This may help: -Google -Google Images -search 'White Caterpillar' -page one, look at the third row, third from right. It sure looks like yours. Then again at the beginning of page three. This image was courtesy of OZWILDLIFESTUDIO.COM. Hope this helps. I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep now after looking at all the bugs. Terry
"The Nikon did the work; I just happened to be behind it at the time." TP
Thanks so much for the links. Although the OZWILDLIFESTUDIO site gave erroneous information, it did lead me to a site that identified the bug. It is a 'mealybug destroyer' which is a member of the ladybug family. My bugs were the larval stage of the 'mealybug destroyer' and it preys on mealybugs and aphids and scale as does the adult stage. The adult stage is seldom spotted as it is very small (much smaller than a typical ladybug) and dark brown with tan head and posterior.
So these are very beneficial bugs. Now, I'll just have to spread them around all my plants.
I have only seen them once, It was 1985 and they were all over a Norfolk island pine tree, To this day never knew what they were, in fact, did not realize they were bugs until we got real close, Regards, Gary
I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed