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Re: HYB: iris borer in seed pods


From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>



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> From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> To: iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] HYB: iris borer in seed pods
> Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 5:33 PM
> 
> From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> 
> Well, well, well, guess what I found in a seed pod this evening?  A very
> unwelcomed visitor indeed!  A small caterpillar/worm/critter, which I am
> guessing to be an iris borer larvae, had set up residence in a seed pod.
> It had partially dined on 3 seeds, and totally devoured another......it
> burrowed and dined upon seeds in 2 of the 3 chambers.  Fortunately the
> dozens of other seeds appear perfectly healthy.
> 
> Is this common?  I've never heard of it before.
> 

I have had it happen several time and it was a borer. They have a pink cast
to them, more so as the get older 3" +

Mike Greenfield 
redear@infinet.com

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