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RE: More on Hosta Chewing Insects

  • Subject: RE: More on Hosta Chewing Insects
  • From: "Mortko, Robert A. (Rob)" <MortkoRA@bv.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 08:29:07 -0500

Thanks Clyde, Bruce and others.

If I remember right Zillis has a picture in his Handbook of black vine
weevil damage.

What does sow bug damage look like on a hosta leaf? Are the holes small or
large, round or irregular shaped, along the margin or on the inner-leaf?
Would it be similar in any way to slug damage and thus the confusion?

Thanks again,
Rob in KC

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	CCREDUX@aol.com [SMTP:CCREDUX@aol.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 18, 2002 8:05 PM
> To:	hosta-open@hort.net
> Subject:	Re: More on Hosta Chewing Insects
> In a message dated 6/18/2002 10:20:03 AM Central Daylight Time,
> MortkoRA@bv.com writes:
> 	There is
> 	speculation that some types of beetles might also chew on hostas
> leaves
> 	leaving small holes.  Can anyone speculate on this? 
> Black vine weevil or beetle ? Plant Impatiens varieties near the hostas,
> as this pest prefers the leaves of impatienses.(Something I learned from
> Bruce Banyai.)
> There is another, more deadly pest that many are not aware of===Porcellio
> laevis, the awful SOW BUG. It eats the tender shoots and at the base no
> less. Millipedes follow them around and eat their secretions. It is
> absolutely ghastly. if you get the picture.
> Clyde C in Indy IN

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