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Fuzzy little bug - Can anyone identify?

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  • Fuzzy little bug - Can anyone identify?

    Hi All

    I have a range of chilli peppers; jalapenos, habaneros, ghosts and a few other super hots.

    Every now and then I find these little guys hiding on the stems of leaves. I don't see much effect on the plants when I do find them. Only the habaneros are showing signs of stress with some leaf curl and some brown spots although this could be due to the unusually wet summer we have had. I use Yates Natures Way Vegie & Herb spray for pest control but these guys seem resistant to it.

    Can anyone tell me what they are and how to best control them?

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    Hey There. They look like passion vine hoppers and they suck sap from the stems. They can spread viruses as they hop from plant to plant. There are a range of organic products on the market or you can make your own. I use Google a lot for information. Have a go.