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RE: CULT: nasty little pests

From my distance, they look like aphids, you can wipe them off or spray with a household white mite spray. Shouldn't be a big deal. This happens when I move plants indoors.
-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Shadlow [mailto:rshadlow@wildmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:57 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] CULT: nasty little pests

I have some irises joining me indoors this winter for
various assorted and usually odd reasons and I've noticed a
pest that I've never seen before.

I find soft gooey blobs all over the leaves.  I've never
seen them hatch or develop into any other form.  They are
very small, probably the size of the head of a pin.  So far
I've gotten rid of them by washing the fans off with soapy
water, and by exiling a few of the worst back out doors. 
They did attack a pod I had set and eventually caused the
stalk to rot.

I've never seen anything like this is Nebraska before.  Any
ideas on what it might be?

Robin Shadlow
zone 5 NE

where its warm enough today that those crocus may be fooled
into popping up

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