Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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I have a beautiful Norfolk pine. I live in Utah, but my beautiful tree has grown

Zone 84074 | Mrs Norfolk added on February 20, 2019 | Answered

and just been so strong, and he is going on 6 years old. We have made it through repots and being moved around, and he still is amazing. But, today I found potato bugs in his soil. Help. Are these okay? What should I do or not do? He is still looking really good, but I have to know. Mr Norfolk has became part of the family. Mr Norfolk (his name) has became part of the family...I would be devastated. Please, any ideas. ty

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drtreelove
Answered on February 23, 2019

I don't think Mr Norfolk is in big trouble, and Mrs Norfolk shouldn't worry too much.
There are three critters that I know of that are commonly called "potato bug": the Colorado potato beetle, jerusalem cricket, and pill bug.

https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Jerusalem-Cricket

Which ever you have I don't think the tree is in much danger, they are probably feeding on organic matter in the soil, but could go to munching on the roots.

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