• Rice-like bugs ID

    Question

    What kind of bug looks like a small grain of white rice? I had them all over my hydrangeas and then spread to my azaleas?

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for submitting a question to Ask a Nat. I’m not sure I can help you without seeing a picture of the insect in question. Whiteflies were the first thing that came to mind, but they are pests of garden vegetables and I don’t know if they would be found on ornamentals. Would it be possible to get a photo and send it to me at lgilbert@geaugaparkdistrict.org? Then we can go from there. Pictures really are worth a thousand words!

    -Naturalist Linda Gilbert