Pepper Plant

Ugly little critters on my bell pepper plants

Zone Southwest | smooth1keith added on August 14, 2011 | Answered

Have some insects(?) about twice as big as an ant, dark black/brown with spikes all-over their backsides. They seem to group at the nodes near the tops of the (adult) plants. What are they?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 17, 2011

That sounds like assassin bugs and they are super awesome bugs. They are likely going after bad bugs that have infected your peppers. Be glad that they are there. Here is more info:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Pepper Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More