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Re: garden pest ID


My guess is you can't keep them from coming back. So think about minimizing damage. How much damage do they actually do? What do they like besides heliopsis? Who is their rival gang?

Usually by the time I go through all that, I figure they don't do that much damage, so I ignore them. And ants probably depend on them and without ants we'd be in a world of hurt and hip-deep in insect carcasses.



On Sep 16, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Kitty wrote:

Oh, wow, yeah.
I just google-imaged 'heliopsis aphid' and lots of photos of same ones I have.

SO...............
Should I cut the plant down?
Spray what I can?
Do nothing this late in the game?

I'd like to prevent them coming back next year.



Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden pest ID


They look like some kind of aphid to me....and I've seen them before, but
never in such a large amount at one time.  Wow.



On 9/16/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

that's LARGE, not LARCH, sorry.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: [CHAT] garden pest ID


OK, what ARE these pesky critters? I found them earlier this year sucking
the life out of some small plants and killed them off. but now they have literally covered every inch of a larch Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine. I
tried
to spray, but I now I'll never get them all. Should I just cut Loraine
down
completely to head off the possibility that these bugs will lay eggs if
left
to long on the plant?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmrsy/2863431106/

HELP!!!

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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