Butterfly Bushes
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2 Insects on Butterfly Bush

Anonymous added on September 5, 2011 | Answered

One looks like granulars of sand in a drop of water. Shades of brown, light and dark. Crawls. Another looks like a crab, but elongated and is not an earwig. About one quarter inch, light gray, spins a web. One of the two leaves black droplets on leaves. One of them eats the leaves in circle and elongated pattern. One of them eats the tops of the plant/flowers not fully bloomed. One leaves orange, maybe eggs of some sort, on top by flowers/ stem.

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Nikki
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Answered on September 6, 2011

The one that spins webs is a spider mite. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm

The other sounds like it may be aphids. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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