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Hi

I have a lot of these on my chilli plants. Is it some kind of aphid,or  whitefly larvae or something else?

The plants are indoors but will put them outside so hopefully nature can take its course!

Thanks in advance!
Marcus

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,793
    Hello Marcus and welcome to the forum. That looks like the white exoskeleton of an aphid. They shed these as they grow so you possibly have an aphid problem. You can use a hose to wash these off your plants or just squish them with your fingers.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    I'd agree with @Ladybird4.
    The only thing is - can you put chillis outside in the UK? I didn't think they could cope with our weather here, but perhaps someone can confirm. 
    Unless you aren't in the UK, of course  ;)
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,356
    I've grown the smaller ones outside.
    Sown and raised in the greenhouse, but very happy against a sunny south-facing wall.
    Suprchilli-



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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,793
    @Pete.8 they look fantastic and they make a lovely decorative plant as well.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,356
    Thanks @Ladybird4
    They are pretty, and useful :)
    I freeze lots but there's no way I can use them all, so they're as much for decoration as for using.
    I'm growing Jalapeno and Hungarian Yellow Wax this year.
    I always grow Jalapeno - overall my fave as it has a good flavour and not too brain-splittingy hot
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,793
    I have always shied away from growing them as like, @Fairygirl, I assumed that they would need to be in warmth but having seen your plant I'm going to give them a go - might have to be next season now though.
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  • Ladybird4 said:
    Hello Marcus and welcome to the forum. That looks like the white exoskeleton of an aphid. They shed these as they grow so you possibly have an aphid problem. You can use a hose to wash these off your plants or just squish them with your fingers.

    Thanks very much @Ladybird4

    I will just remove any I see and leave outside during the warmer weather.  They do prefer the heat inside though but less aphid predators in the conservatory! :
    )
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,793
    You are most welcome Marcus.
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  • laurie12laurie12 East SussexPosts: 19
    I raised some Jalepeno from seed indoors, but they seem a bit leggy! anything I can do? 
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