Never before seen type of tomato bug

by Laurent Philippin
(Greenfield, NY)

I just started my tomatoes, and they came from boses tech school that my son goes to.


These plants are about 11-inches tall and the leaves are being attacted by some kind of bug that looks like a miniture bear rug with some kind of clear suction type material in an ora type configuration all around it.

I've never seen any thing like these. I looked at the types of insects that attack tomatoes and there is nothing like them. They are flat, about 1/4-inch rectangular-shaped with like 2 front arms off the side of the body, and 2 back legs off the back side of the body. They are flat, not stink bug, not at all.

They are putting small holes in the leaves. i live in Greenfield, NY. This is really puzzling me. Anybody know what kind of insect this might be so I can do something to kill them?

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Jun 12, 2012
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two guesses
by: Anonymous

First guess: a scale insect. They don't look like insects and you can remove them with an insecticidal soap or just a regular old Dawn soap solution. Try dabbing alcohol on them with a Qtip. If they put a lampshade on their head and sing, you've scored. You'll also kill them.

Second guess: larval form but not a heteropteran (which don't have larvae)

Jun 10, 2012
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tomato plant bug
by: Anonymous

me too in NH ???
trying to Identify

May 28, 2012
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bugs
by: Anonymous

I have those same bugs and would love to find out what they are and how to get rid of them!

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