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Anyone know what kind of bugs these are? Been in a little clump on my tree for a week or so. When one moves they all move. They are getting bigger. Any ideas?

  • Jamala W
    Jamala W Whitmire, SC
    on Jul 25, 2014

    yikes.. it looks like some kind of beeetle.. have you tried a insect bug spray to kill it

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 25, 2014

    Hi Meredith! AH! I think @ might be able to help you identify?

  • Sandy Pudoff
    Sandy Pudoff Orange Park, FL
    on Jul 26, 2014

    I am not positive, but they look like the babies that turn into those giant 2-3" locusts like things we get in the south. They look innocent enough when small but can eat your whole garden in 2 days as adults. I am not an expert!

  • Meredith bungard
    Meredith bungard Warren, OH
    on Jul 26, 2014

    Ok I have found these on line and they are not cicadas or locust.these are adult tree lice or tree cattle. they move together like a herd of cows ! they are beneficial to trees and the article said not to destroy them , leave them alone. they are kinda fasinating the way they all move in unison. they are about a 1/4 inch long.

    • Douglas Hunt
      Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
      on Jul 31, 2014

      @Meredith bungard Never seen these before. Thanks for sharing and the update.

  • Mldesign
    on Aug 23, 2016

    Are they Arcadia?

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