Plant pests encyclopedia




PhotoDisease/verminDescriptionControl
Greenfly

Greenfly

small green insects, which leave white shells on the plant - cause deformationsort out, curd soap solution, ladybirds, Lizetan Plus (Bayer), Provado
Sciarid

Sciarid

small black midge and transparent larva with a black head - feed on rootssand layer, nematode (Steinernema feltiae), yellow sticky traps, Provado (pour)
Springtail

Springtail

small jumping insects (colour: white-grey) - not harmfulsubmerge the plant/pot, predatory mites (Hypoaspis aculeifer and miles)
Springtail Allacma fusca

Springtail
Allacma fusca

small, roundish jumping insects (colour: black-brown-dark grey) - not harmfulsubmerge the plant/pot
Spider mites

Spider mites

very small reddish brown to yellow mites, produce fine webbing - very harmfulVertimec, predatory mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis,...), Kiron
Root aphids

Root aphids

white insects, which gather around the roots of the plant - very harmfulrepot, Bi58, Provado (pour)
Scale insects

Scale insects

the females look like brown scales and don't move - harmfulphysically remove, soap water, Lizetan Plus, Spruzit, Provado
 

Thread-footed mites

very small mites, almost not visible for the naked eye - cause deformation ot the plantPredatory mites (Amblyseius cucumeris,...), cut of affected leaves, Kiron
Thrips

Thrips

1 - 2 mm sized, vertically striped flies, that leave a silver shimmer in the plant; white larva - harmfulphysically remove, Spruzit (Neudorff), Provado
Ash whitefly

Ash whitefly

small white flies, feeds on leaves - harmfulYellow sticky traps, Lizetan Plus, Provado
Mealybugs

Mealybugs

like unarmored scale insects, secrete a powdery/woolly wax layer - harmfulLizetan Plus, Spruzit, oil soap mixture, physically remove, Provado
Tropical woodlice

Tropical woodlice

small isopods, which sometimes eat leaves, roots and substrate - harmful?Provado, repot
Snail

Snail (Oxychilus sp.)

small blue snail with a grey or brown shell - not harmfulremove physically
Nematode

Nematode

very small white or transparent hair worm, that lives in substrate and water - not harmfulpour Provado for a short-term success
Cicada

Cicada

up to 1 cm big insects, that feed on plant juices, white larva - very harmfulSpruzit, Provado
Mildew

Mildew

white fluff on the substrate and dead plant parts - not harmful for healthy plantsChinosol (one tablet per 1 liter water) + better aeration, flower of sulfur
Grey mold

Grey mold

grey fluff on the plant - harmfulChinosol, better aeration + remove dead plant parts
Slime mold

Slime mold

Spherules on substrate - not harmful?remove fruit bodies, repot
Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew

white fluff on the leaves (sometimes with purple spots), mainly on Cephalotus and Utricularia - very harmfulChinosol, Fungisan (Neudorff), better growing conditions, Euparen M WG, Celaflor Pilzfrei Ectivo
Root fungus - dead plant

Root fungus

Plant dies / is suddenly completely dry - deadlyPrevention: less water; almost no resort for an infected plant (repot remains)


More pictures:


Powdery mildew on Utricularia longifolia
Powdery mildew on
U. longifolia
Fungus on Utricularia humboldtii
Fungus on
U. humboldtii
Sunburn on Dionaea muscipula
Sunburn on
D. muscipula
Sciarid damage
Sciarid
damage
Slime mold?
Slime mold?
 
Harmless mite
Harmless mite
 
Tropical woodlice
Tropical
woodlice



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