Theo Sanders, Germany

Little black bugs

April 7, 2018

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?


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2 Responses to Little black bugs

  1. Ian Tyler, England
    Ian Tyler, England
    April 7, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Hi Theo,

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


  2. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    April 9, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    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.