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Re: help identify lily varmint


Donna,
Nope, but thanks for looking.  I wanted to post some photos earlier in the
week but my scanner's been on the fritz.  It finally decided to work this
morning so I put some pics up on my Yahoo Briefcase.   They are not
well-focused, but will give you some idea of what he looks like.  He has a
sort of humpbacked bumpy blue-green shell on his back, looks sort of like an
army helmet.  When squished he was bright green.  I've sent a yahoo message
to the list on where to view the photos; should come through soon.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] help identify lily varmint


> Will look later in my insect books.... got to get them back from my
> mother... but anything look familiar here:
>
> http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/insectsimages.new.htm
>
> Donna
> Who once again is bracing for yet another round of severe storm forecast
> for tonight :(
>
>
>
> >
> > He's round, like a ball and about the size of a Diascia bud; half the
> size
> > of a Coreopsis rosea bud. He's not brown, but army green on what looks
> to
> > be
> > a scaled hump back. lots of tiny black unsegmented legs. He's
> definitely
> > done damage to the lily's flowerbud stem; the underside is brown.  He
> > senses
> > when and where you're near and hussles to the other side of the stem
> with
> > his white cotton fluff.  Anyone have an idea?
> >
> > Just getting the pics was a challenge with all the mosquitoes, but
> > hopefully
> > something will develop.
> >
> > Kitty
>
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