My beautiful Mimulus is attacked by these ugly green insects. These pests are all over the flower and their green color is a perfect camouflage to blend in with the leaves of the flower.
About a month ago I changed the soil in all my flowerpots.
I brought the soil from a friend's garden.
Usually I by the soil from the florist but there are so many types that I never know what to buy.
Besides these soils have pests and worms too.
Could anyone tell me what are these flower pests?
I've thrown the Monkey flower in the garbage but I am afraid that these insects will attack other flowers too, in case I brought them with the soil.
I saved some flower seeds from the Mimulus. Can I keep them or they could be infected too?
I took lots of photos of the Monkey flower when I bought it and I'll buy some new ones next year but I don't know if the rest of my flowers are safe of this pest.
Here are some macro photos of my beautiful Minulus-Monkey flower!
Please leave me some advices or opinions if you know this insect!
These beetles are about the size of a ladybug. I couldn't find any part of the part visibly damaged, no holes on the leaves, but the plant was not developing any more after I've changed the soil. Leaves became yellowish and the new flowers, smaller and smaller.
Mimulus is an annual plant and I thought this was its lifetime but than I noticed the pests.