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Mystery bug on tomato blossom, Whatthehuh?

 
Brendan Danley
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I wish I had noticed this guy while I was taking the picture!
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Mariamne Ingalls
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Hi Brendan -

Can you tell if this thing has 8 legs or 6? When I first looked I thought 8 (and so, a spider). Now I'm not so sure. Do you think we're seeing parts of legs way in the front? That would make 8.

Let me know your thoughts.
Thanks!
Mariamne
 
Brendan Danley
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Mariamne Ingalls wrote:Hi Brendan -

Can you tell if this thing has 8 legs or 6? When I first looked I thought 8 (and so, a spider). Now I'm not so sure. Do you think we're seeing parts of legs way in the front? That would make 8.

Let me know your thoughts.
Thanks!
Mariamne


What I think we are seeing is six legs and antennae. My first thought was spider too, but those far "legs" look a little too wimpy to me. Then again whaddoIknow! Sorry it took me a few days to respond. Been swamped!
 
cameron johnson
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I wish you had a couple more pics but many insects have many stages they go threw before they reach adulthood so its possible that its a bug that you have seen before just not in its adult form
 
Nicanor Garza
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Im guessing aphid.
 
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