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Re: Kittys lily insect


Humpbacked with a dark head sounds right, but he had quick legs and I
couldn't attest to any excrement.  He always lugged around a white cottony
material.  He's smooshed now, but in future seasons I'll keep a look out for
him.  Thanks for looking into it for me.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kittys lily insect


> In a message dated 8/14/03 11:00:54 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>
> <<  Not like anything on that URL you sent either. >>
>
> Kitty, did you get the message that contained the following?
>
> <<   He describes the lily weevil (Agasphaerops nigra) as 'The larvae are
> minute, whitish, legless grubs with chestnut-brown heads.  They burrow
into the
> lily stem and bulb'.  The red lily beetle it is not but he adds this: 'The
> larva is a humpbacked, dirty yellow grub with a dark head, repulsively
covering
> itself in dark, slimy excrement.'  Sounds like a handsome devil, huh?
Nothing
> else listed that would seem possible.>>
>
>     Ceres
>
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