I won't ever go through this hell again!
>Sharyn Hedrick, Annapolis, Md.
Unfortunately, you might. At this season of the year, the pupae are in the
soil, so unless you REPLACED a foot of soil in this bed, some pupae
probably survived, and it only takes two to start a new infestation. A
single fertilized female can lay hundreds of eggs. And, of course, though
they are not great fliers (one moth I found emerging last week was very
sluggish and would crawl but not fly) they do get around. Your garden
could be re-infested from nearby plantings.
I was very surprised to see this newly emerged borer moth. It does suggest
that under certain conditions--a long season--there could be multiple
Also--replanting JIs yesterday I found a few borers in them!
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943