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Re: insect problem

-----Original Message-----
From: David Thornton <dave@dave-aroid.demon.co.uk>
To: ju-bo@msn.com <ju-bo@msn.com>
Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 6:57 PM
Subject: insect problem

>>Dear all,

I wonder if anyone can identify an insect problem that has wiped out my
Colcasia esculenta and is now spreading over Xanthosoma.

It appears on the leaf surface and underside as small black
flecks,rounded bodies, on closer look they appear as small grains of
sand, some sand colour others black. I can see the odd one physically
moving about. Eventually more and more of these flecks appear and
strands of web like thread stretch between them.

The bodies are soft and easily crushed.

So far they have proved quite resistant to insecticide

Advice Please !

David   zone 8 (Manchester UK)

David Thornton<<

Dear David,
I`m sure that many others on this forum will answer your querry, but they
are spider mites, and the two genera of plants that you mention are very
prone to them, as are many other plants.
Buy a good miticide spray and go after the little buggers!
Good luck,

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