Jump to content
BANGKOK

Recommended Posts

Spotted this on one of my basil leaves this morning and it looks like an ant with huge antennae and it appears to have 6 legs, but not sure. Does anyone know what it is and if it's harmful to my plants (or me)?

 

I was looking up Thai ants but couldn't find any that were as red as this one or with those big antennae. How would it even make it up so high in my condo anyway?

 

image.png.f160eec41c7e1e3ad9677982291a033e.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

firstly; steer away from 'ant' and focus upon 'locust'

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...or more towards 'katydid' 

Image result for katydid getting warmer...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

<deleted>. Thanks @tifino. I'd been flicking them off the leaves since their "feet" vaguely reminded me of something not good for plants.

 

Glad to hear they're likely young locusts that somehow landed on my plants on my 10th floor balcony and not a utility insect.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, tom in bangkok said:

Glad to hear they're likely young locusts that somehow landed on my plants on my 10th floor balcony and not a utility insect.

except that a locust's job in life, is to devour plants!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, tifino said:

except that a locust's job in life, is to devour plants!

Then locusts and humans have conflicting interests

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...