Theo Sanders, Germany

Little black bugs

April 7, 2018
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Category: Diseases and Pests

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The flowering season begins here in Germany. In each flower I find about ten black bugs. I think they eat the pollen grains and and pollinate the blossoms. Does anyone have the same problem and know the bug?

Theo

2 responses to “Little black bugs”

  1. Ian Tyler, England Ian Tyler says:

    Hi Theo,

    They look like Pollen Beetle said to be harmless but could
    cause a problem if breeding!

    Ian

  2. Theo Sanders, Germany Theo Sanders, Germany says:

    Hello Ian,

    Thank you for the information. Meanwhile I have so many flowers open that there are not enough Pollen Beetles to populate them . The problem is of minor interest for pollinating now.

    Theo