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Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Hello-

I have a question about mealybugs... Well I think I have some on my eggplant leaves, but they are green. A day ago, I found a white one on my corn plant.

The eggplant leaves originally had some type of brown things on it which later hatched into these green things (they still have the brown things attached).

So if anybody knows anything about this, please help me!!! What should I do?!

Thank you!!
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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Sorry! Here are the pictures again

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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Don't they look like green slug caterpillar?
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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Hm maybe... What about the white one? Is that one a mealy bug or a green slug?

Thank you apple!!

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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

I think the green slug caterpillar looks kind of cool. 8)

That white thing looks to me like a molted empty bug skin.

But I seeing brown looking bug on almost every leaf (is that really a bug or a hole?) that to me looks like a plant hopper. Plant hoppers have feathery white fringes at a young phase and that might be the "white" bug you are seeing.
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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Hi-

So a year later, I finally found out what this bug is (not the white one but the one in the second batch of pictures). Turns out that it is was clavate tortoise beetle larva and it is now a clavate tortoise beetle, attached below.

I just wanted to let everyone know in case someone has the same problem. Thank you for your help apple :)

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Re: Mealybug? Eggplant leaf

Ooh! Thanks for the followup. I've found three of those tortoise beetles on my potato plants while looking for fleabeetles. Now I will also be on the lookout for the green juvie. :evil:

I like that photo with the beetle on the end of a straw -- that REALLY shows up the likeness to a tortoise. :D
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