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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: 3,530

    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 Posts: 86,135

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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,105

    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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