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CULT: borers!

There are two clumps of TBs that have been looking a bit ill in a
different way from how most of my irises look sick, and with a LOT more
soft rot stench than usual.  What a thrill - my first real live iris
borers! :-(

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that this unusual and consistently
cold winter contributed to their survival & this won't be the beginning
of a major thinning of the irises here.   I tore into all the affected
fans of these two clumps & found a total of about 6 borers.

Some leaves looked like borers had started eating them, then somebody
poked a hole thru the leaf and snatched the borer.  I will try to get a

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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