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Strange bug?


I found about 6 of these on my young acer and I am just wondering if anyone knows what they are???

The picture isn't fantastic, it's only small and hard to get a great picture!!



  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    Looks like four pairs of legs, so not an insect, more likely a spider.  I don't think any spiders eat plants, so it's probably helpful or at least neutral.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    I've not seen one like that before ... if no one on here knows what it is you could send your photo  to

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 936

    Does it have wings?, I can kind of make them out in the picture but not 100% sure.

    If it is a spider, then maybe a Jumping Spider / Zebra Spider, but I have never seen one with such distinct markings on the abdomen.

    I think we need a better picture, if you saved said bugs try and take another, clearer shot.

    Also, are you in the UK?

    Last edited: 05 July 2017 21:22:04

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