Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from South Mississippi
by soilbuilder Today at 12:52 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 12:23 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals Today at 12:18 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 12:15 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:02 pm

» Growing zucchini in containers
by yolos Today at 9:00 am

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:02 am

» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:18 am

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:18 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Today at 4:18 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:46 pm

» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Comfrey
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Hello all
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 3/27/2017, 10:09 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by sanderson 3/27/2017, 9:57 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 3/27/2017, 3:38 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Can anyone identify this bug?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Can anyone identify this bug?

Post  cpl100 on 8/8/2012, 1:22 pm

I have these running around almost all of my planters and in my SFG. They are extremely small (thus hard to photo) and they run around rather than fly. (Or at least I have not seen them flying.) They are mostly black but some are white or silver near the back of their body.


avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone identify this bug?

Post  camprn on 8/8/2012, 1:33 pm

I call them gnats, but that is probably a misnomer. I believe they cause no harm.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone identify this bug?

Post  Pollinator on 8/8/2012, 5:48 pm

I can't see well enough to be sure, but likely from their behavior, they are phorid flies. They are harmless to your garden, and may be helping, because some species parasitize pest insects like fire ants.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Different bug on my pepper plant; what is it?

Post  cpl100 on 8/9/2012, 9:43 am

I looked on bugguide.net but did not see this bug which I noticed this morning.



Good or bad one? **crossing fingers**

avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone identify this bug?

Post  camprn on 8/9/2012, 12:45 pm

Looks like a katydid to me.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone identify this bug?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum