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Sedum > Insects on plant

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Aphids

  • Present spring and summer
  • Very small, 1/16 inch long, gray-blue insects
  • Feed on sap of stems and leaves
  • Typically does not cause any noticeable damage
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Ladybeetle larvae

  • Present spring and summer
  • Beneficial insects, feeding on aphids and other soft-bodied insects
  • Larvae are usually black or blue with orange, spines may be present
  • Larvae are up to 1/2 inch long
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Ambush bugs

  • Present mid to late summer
  • Generally on flowers where they remain still
  • Stout-bodied insects, about 1/4 inch long
  • Predator of insects and is harmless to plants

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