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Re: CULT: aphids and butterflies

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: aphids and butterflies
  • From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 20:26:53 -0600

> From: GardnrJan1@aol.com
>       Regarding the aphids,  we get them very early here because our
> are so mild (usually).   I always simply opt for squishing them all with
> glove covered hand, removing leaves that have them down in the leaf base.
> And I have noticed some iris varieties I have just don't seem succeptable
> aphids.    I have had some iris flowers eaten from time to time, would
> be from aphids also?    


The structure of aphids' mouthparts are such that they are only capable of
sucking juices from plants and cannot chew, so it is unlikely that they are
the culprits who are eating your flowers. 

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)


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