Re: Bugs in my flytraps!

From: Ivan Snyder (
Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 11:15:35 PDT

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 11:15:35 -0700
From: Ivan Snyder <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3509$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Bugs in my flytraps!

Hi Phillip,

>I first noticed little black hopping bugs that almost look like fleas
>about 6 weeks ago. Since I first noticed them, they've multiplied
>rapidly. I"m not sure if I should be concerned or not. They don't seem
>to be harming the plants... yet.

Sounds to me like you actually have what are called Springtails, which
can be described as a flea-like insect. Sorry to contradict you Chris. I
see both springtails and midgefly and their larvae in my pots. As the
name implies, these insects spring or hop away if spooked. I consider
springtails to be a benefiicial insect rather than a pest. They eat only
algae on the soil and are important to a seedlings nutrition. As for
midges, I agee with Chris, these can be pesky.

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