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	I have read with some interest your various encounters with the dreaded
iris borer, but since I live in the Southwest it has not been a problem
here (fingers crossed).
	However, on a visit to Chicago last week I found that my mother's few
iris had been decimated. We dug them and found the rhizomes badly eaten.
We also found a number of curious fat worms. They were about 3" long,
somewhat segmented, a little smaller than the diameter of a pencil on
one end and tapered to a point on the other. They were a dark reddish
brown in color.
	I'm certain these were our culprits, but are these the borer or some
other devouring critter?


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