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Re: help identify lily varmint

The message below was sent A WEEK AGO - JULY 20TH. It just now popped up on


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 11:10 AM
Subject: [CHAT] help identify lily varmint

> Creres,
> Definitely not the lily beetle.I just took some pics with both cameras.
> digital isn't good enough to get a close up. So I took several with the
> with a macro lens, but will have to wait to be developed.  However,
> the macro lens I was able to get a better look at him.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> something will develop.
> Kitty

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