Bugs on cactus pads...

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We we checking out cactus plants today and found some bugs on the back of one of the pads...We were able to kill them using murphy's oil soap and water but I was wondering if anyone knows if this is some type of bug that only goes after cactus...

If you look, you can see where they were eating the outside layer of the pad...

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Thanks for any help with this...
 

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Wow, gross! I don't know what kind of bug that is I was just wondering if they were maybe laying eggs in the cactus too.
 

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Whoa! Thats crazy. Never seen that one before.
 

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Eww. The spider looking bugs made me shiver. I'm afraid to feed my tort flowers because of little creatures living inside.
 

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coreyc said:
Have you seen them any where else in your yard?

That is the only place we have seen them or even that type of bug.

Mao Senpai said:
Ugh yuck. That is creepy to think about...

I think so too, we will be keeping a better watch to see if they reappear
 

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Wow, Jaizei (Did we ever learn your name?):

thanks for that link! How on earth did you ever find that?

I love this forum.
 

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This forum is awesome, always getting your questions answered. I think they came with the cactus, the place we got them from doesn't use pesticides. But they died quickly to the murphy's oil soap and water..
 

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oh wow. another pesky pest to watch for (and eradicate). I too love this forum for all the information and great pictures, of pets, pests and people...

extremely helpful. and fun.

teri
 

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sharkstar said:
oh wow. another pesky pest to watch for (and eradicate). I too love this forum for all the information and great pictures, of pets, pests and people...

extremely helpful. and fun.

teri

The scientific name for this pest is Chelinidea vittiger (Cactus Bug) even though they can be found across the US they are found in bigger numbers in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. If they are not killed they will distroy a cactus patch. when they become adults they grow wings and fly around laying more eggs on cactus pads...

I never even heard of this bug until I found them on my cactus today and I am doing all I can to make sure they don't come back...
 

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I have never seen a cactus bug in SW Florida. Lots of spiders on the pads and webs.
 

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ALDABRAMAN said:
I have never seen a cactus bug in SW Florida. Lots of spiders on the pads and webs.

I never saw them in Nevada when I lived in Las Vegas either. It freaked me out when I first saw them today.
 
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