hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: CULT: ? identifying borers

In a message dated 5/26/04 11:36:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
lmann@volfirst.net writes:

> They are definitely borers, and they were eating an iris, but they are
> small - biggest ones are about 3/8 inch (1 cm) long, translucent
> greenish white, with black heads.

Hi Linda,

It sounds like iris borer damage, but by this time I would expect them to be 
larger.  As they mature, they have a pinkish tinge on their backs and the head 
is red-brown.  When we had dwarf irises planted under a red pine tree, 
another type of borer came down from the tree and also ate on the irises.  The tree 
eventually died.

Dorothy Willott in Northern Ohio, Zone 5 or 6

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement