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White bugs
White bugs  

Brown bug
Brown bug  
I have 2 beautiful, full grown plants.  (Buttercup..Boton de oro.)

I just spotted these white bugs on them.  There are quite a few of them on both plants. There is also a brown bug of some sort that has long legs and a white strip across it's back.

See photos attached.  What are these and what can I use to rid my plants of them?  There is some chewy.

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Mary,

The image marked "white bug" is a beetle, possibly a root weevil, but I don't recognize the species. Can you post a picture of the damage as this is sometimes diagnostic? The "brown bug" is a leaf-footed bug (Hemiptera), see http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74168.html for some pictures.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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